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Pressuring a Hospice to Kill

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Posted By: Judy W., 1/25/2020 7:54:27 AM

In Canada, government threatens to withdraw all funding from a facility that refuses to euthanize dying patients. Should hospice professionals be forced to assist the suicides of their patients who want to die? Not too long ago, the answer to that question would have been an emphatic “Of course not!” Hospice is not about making people dead. Rather, it seeks to help terminally ill patients live well through intensive medical, spiritual, psychological, and social treatments to alleviate the pain and emotional suffering that dying people and their families may experience Don’t tell that to the provincial government of British Columbia.


This is what we'll get if any of the Dems' government-controlled-health-care schemes come into being. We're part way there already.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sunhan65 1/25/2020 9:02:56 AM (No. 297854)
There was a movie when I was young called The Great Waldo Pepper. In it a young aviator is trapped in a crashed open cockpit plane. The hero, played by Robert Redford, tries to free him. The wreckage catches fire. Both men panic, with Redford struggling desperately to free the trapped pilot but he can't. The pilot begins screaming as the flames reach his torso. Redford beats his friend unconscious rather than see him die in agony. State-sponsored anything makes me nervous, and governments have no business telling doctors they must assist in the taking of life. However, I am reliably informed that there was a time when terminal patients were cared for by loved ones and family doctors made house calls. When a dying patient could endure no more, and there was nothing more to be done, some doctors would place a fatal amount of an undisclosed medicine on the table and step out of the room, leaving it up to the family to decide whether to administer the lethal dose. It was understood that no one would ever speak of it, and it was unauthorized by the state. But I think it was merciful nonetheless.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Venturer 1/25/2020 9:14:47 AM (No. 297872)
I just had a friend die at hospice. First they take away medicines that only extend your misery and then try to find a substitute that makes you comfortable until death. The care there was amazing. What is the rush to force death.? What are a few days more or less.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine 1/25/2020 10:17:13 AM (No. 297909)
If my time has come, I don't want any heroics to keep me alive longer than I should be. I don't believe in suffering. If I will never have any quality of life, then let me go. If someone is ready to die, let them.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: walkingladyliberty 1/25/2020 10:41:34 AM (No. 297928)
#3 you missed the point don’t get a choice. Maybe you would choose it right away, but others who would not are going to be forced into submitting. That’s murder. And already they are talking about the mentally ill or children they deem to not be able to have quality of life due to disabilities. Where will it stop?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Axeman 1/25/2020 11:25:26 AM (No. 297974)
"Soylent Green is people!!!" Getting closer every day.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: joew9 1/25/2020 11:31:05 AM (No. 297980)
For 20 years my Mother told everyone she wanted to die all the time. Yet if she missed a dose of a heart pill she would have a panic attack that she was going to die. (The heart pill was a very low dose minor beta-blocker that several doctors said she never needed.) According to the assisted suicide laws of many countries she wouldn't have been allowed to live the final 20 years of her life. Let's not forget one of Kevorkian's patients he put to death claimed she was dying from cancer. The autopsy showed she didn't have it. Plus no doctor could be found that had ever diagnosed her cancer. She was just needed mental help.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/25/2020 12:01:41 PM (No. 297999)
Hey USA. You want Medicare for all? Like the BRILLIANT Canadian system ? Here it goes. First you're old and precious medical resources must me distributed to benefit the young. So that treatable cancer is going to have to go untreated because you're 75 years old and had a nice life. Then when that cancer gets too painful, government funded hospices will have to kill you … not too far to whether you want it or not.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 1/25/2020 4:05:05 PM (No. 298135)
I have already felt the sting (pun intended) of Medicare and supplementary insurance pressuring doctors only to do "essential" surgery. I suffered needlessy for an additional two years and eventually changed surgeons to get the relief I needed. Needless to say, I don't appreciate the government meddling in hospice care.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JimJr 1/25/2020 5:36:09 PM (No. 298175)
Leftists are of one mind:
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Reply 10 - Posted by: KatieJo 1/26/2020 9:54:09 AM (No. 298640)
This is already happening here. Hospices are getting billions from the ACA. My husband and I just witnessed two people getting sucked into hospice, food and water was stopped, no care. Both died fairly soon. One was his mother who was in so much pain she claimed she wanted to die. Later (yes, too late) we found out that the source of the horrible pain was Ileus, caused by medication they put her on two months earlier. It was correctable but nobody did this. At 87 years old, she was on no medication until she had a spell two months before she was hospitalized for the Ileus. The other was my sister's boyfriend. He was just diagnosed with liver cancer. The meds he was put on made him delusional. He begged to go to a different hospital but was ignored and put into hospice. He never even got treatment, same story, food and water withheld until he died. Look it up folks, it's already happening here!
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