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Medically-Induced Coma is First Step to Euthanasia
Shocking? Of course. True? You bet. We receive complaints all the time about hospices that refuse to provide required services to patients and their families. The response of some hospice staff, when families start inquiring about why their loved one is not receiving home health aides or has shortness of breath after walking around, is often, "why don't we just give him (or her) some more valium (or Ativan, or other sedative) to help him relax?" The patient in these cases is not anxious, but needs a home health aide, or needs oxygen; he or she does not need to be sent into a medically induced coma from which he will never return at the current level of sedation.
Originally posted by WishI
why are you not able to speak with your mother? Is she ok with this?
I am going on assumption here... but it sounds like your mom is unable to say? .....How did she sign the papers if so?