Up to 60,000 patients die on the Liverpool Care Pathway each year without giving their consent, shocking figures revealed yesterday. A third of families are also kept in the dark when doctors withdraw lifesaving treatment from loved ones. Despite the revelations, Jeremy Hunt last night claimed the pathway was a ‘fantastic step forward’. In comments that appeared to prejudge an official inquiry into the LCP, the Health Secretary said ‘one or two’ mistakes should not be allowed to discredit the entire end-of-life system. But Elspeth Chowdharay-Best of Alert, an anti-euthanasia group, said: ‘The Pathway is
Mr. Jeremy Hunt calls the Liverpool "Care" Pathway a "fantastic step forward". To what - Soylent Green? This is a slow-motion (perhaps) euthanasia program with deliberate withdrawal of hydration in at least some cases. In future here in the US it would be wise for all us "common folks" to be aware of what is happening to our loved ones in the hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Know the doctors, nurses, and other professional staff responsible for treatment. Especially know the administrators and their staff, so that they can appreciate that your are watching them and prepared to be helpful. Take notes. Make sure the staff and administration know that you are taking notes and making a record of the proceedings. It might be wise to consider having an experienced attorney identified if/as needed. Do not ever assume that the "authority figures" know what is best and will do it.
This isn´t even a panel. The doctor decides who meets the criteria and stops the food and water. No mention is made to the patient or family. Doctors are rewarded by the system for meeting their quota and harassed if they don´t. The elderly and the very young with need for special care are the prime candidates. Maybe Peirs Morgan can explain why doctors denying care to the helpless is OK but gun ownership is not.
When government controls healthcare, they now have a vested interest in your lifestyle behavior. They will pass laws controlling what you can eat (Hello New York City) but at the same time dismiss very unhealthy behaviors like sexual promiscuity.
In they end, he who pays the bills makes the decisions I and the U.S. Just handed over the decisions to a militant socialist community organizer.
Disgusting. Really, really, really disgusting. WTP are now all Terri Schiavo Happy now you red commie pig politicians? This country is not worth saving. Soylent Green, Hunger Games, Blade Runner....it´s only a movie, only a movie. Could never happen here. Well, guess what?? It CAN and HAS happened and we live it every day. Fear has a way of taking hold and Fear is holding all of us more tightly each day.
Sadly the snuffing out of the inconvenient is a major part of the "progressive" value system. They hide this deciding of who lives and dies in bureaucratic bafflegab. When I left Canada, with its wonderful "free" system, there were not sufficient dialysis machines to deal with all the patients. People were basically being chosen to die while the deciders hid behind "scheduling" issues. A critical part of their "cost control" was under-investment in capital assets. There were only 3 MRI machines in the country when I left.
G.D. America? No... G.D. Obama, for paving the way for this kind of socialist evil to take over our country next. The Affordable Care Act will go in this direction, and we can anticipate it sooner, rather than later.
Once this comes here, whatever you do, don´t put Mom or Dad into a hospital´s care. Pay a private nurse under the table to provide hospice care at home if you have to. And anyone who tries to take them away to an A.C.A.-compliant facility puts their own lives in God´s hands...
Maybe that newly minted HHS Hitler Youth Corps will be going around the country starting on Jan lst to snuff out what they consider people using too much health care. Politicans, muslims, unions, gays, welfare parasites will all be exempted because they don´t pay the bill for Barry´s utopian non-health care.
#18, actually, no. Notice that this practice is being exposed and that the average person is horrified and angered by the Liverpool Pathway being prescribed for their elderly or infant loved ones without their knowledge or permission. Pressure is being brought to bear to change the situation.
In the US we´re going to copy the same dreadful treatment (or lack of) before too much longer.
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When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
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A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans