i'll preface this by saying i did not watch the video. i have no audio at the moment.
on the whole, i agree... but it is dicey ground upon which to tread. in my opinion, life itself is a terminal disease. death is inevitable; it is the only promise that life is gauranteed to keep. in that respect, the administration of any medication or treatment is in and of itself an excersize in futility. we can come up with all kinds of ways to improve the quality of life for any number of people, healthy or otherwise, but in the end none of it will matter. we all die.
any of you who have read any of what i have written in my time here could be well aware that i harbor some rather unconventional ideas towards pretty much everything. it's not that i'm a rabble-rouser; i consider myself a realist. i support euthanasia, as dr. kevorkian (who was way before his time) prescribed... or rather physician assisted death. the human body, in my expressedly unorthodox opinion, was simply not meant to live as long as we've been able to make it live. by one's late 30's to early 40's, generally the teeth start to fall out and rot (but we have dentistry to counter this), the joints and bones begin to deteriorate (but we have vitamin supplements and so forth), and one has to become considerably more pro-active in extending their lives in a healthy manner, whereas children (and this again is a very generalized statement) are more resilient and don't have to worry about it so much.
this also plays into the whole "seeking god in the eleventh hour" routine, because as we get older, we become more aware of our mortality, and a great many succumb to religious pressure... which i find detestable in the worst way.
i have, several times in my life, required medical attention. however, if we as mammals had not built our civilizations over the foundation of the fear of death, i may well have died several times over. it's natural selection. kill or be killed. will the coyote starve to death, or chew off it's own leg and die of gangreen? ultimately, it makes no difference whatsoever.
i think governemnt programs like hospice, which are designed to make the terminally ill as comfortable as possible in their twilight hours are wonderful programs to have. however, i think that prolonging life to avoid death is a waste of valuable resources.