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I survived the death pathway: Patricia, 82, was given two days to live, but her family defied doctors and gave her water through a straw - now she's planning a world cruise www.dailymail.co.uk... ning-world-cruise.html
Patient death pathway 'based on guesswork’
The controversial “death pathway” has come under renewed attack from doctors, lawyers and campaigners who said staff using it had to guess when patients were nearing the end of life. www.telegraph.co.uk...
Hospitals bribed to put patients on pathway to death: Cash incentive for NHS trusts that meet targets on Liverpool Care Pathway
• Some hospitals set target of two thirds of all deaths should be on LCP
• At least £30m in extra money handed to hospitals to achieve these goals
• Critics warn financial incentives could influence the work of doctors
Hospitals are being paid millions of pounds to reach targets for the number of patients put on a controversial pathway for the withdrawal of life-saving treatment, according to data based on Freedom of Information requests.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
You know, I don't even recall where I heard it now but it was in some philosophy reference. The sentiment was a simple one though. Societies can be best judged for their value by the way they treat the very young and the very old. Well... Hell... What does that say about all of us? I'd guess we've failed that test on both sides of the Atlantic.
edit on 31-10-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
Murdering an old person who’s never done anything to you (apart from quite possibly defend this countries freedom) is just evil.