Originally posted by stumason
Once more, the Daily Mail and it's totally misinformed drivel about the LCP is being used by right-wing yanks as some sort of evidence against
It's getting boring guys. None of you have any idea what you're talking about.
EDIT: Just to clear one thing up, the Government has zero input into clinical decisions made by consultants in each of the NHS trusts. But
then, if you actually knew what you were talking about, you'd know this.
edit on 31/12/12 by stumason because: (no reason given)
They may have "Zero" input into clinical decisions, why then are they voting on changes to laws that involve clinical outcomes?, outcomes that
involve literally the very lives of those that will be affected.
I have no doubt that this form of treatment is good for some patients who have had enough.
This form of treatment should only be given to people who have consented to it, it should not be "Foisted" on people who are not/cannot be, a part
of the decision making process.
I do not see the difference between a mass murderer such as doctor harold shipman who used opiates to dispatch/euthanise patients and a government
that has legalised the same process, what is the difference?, they both have the same type of blood on their hands.
Have you any idea how simple it is to make a person look as though they are completely unconscious by using opiates such as I.V morphine?, could you
tell the difference by looking at an unconscious person whether or not they were in that state due to administration of drugs, or, because their
illness has progressed to a point where it is causing them to be unconscious?.
I have the impression that my uncle may have complained that he was in pain, and that the staff moved his regime from oralmorph to IV morphine, we are
then informed that he is unconscious, and the decision is made to withdraw food and fluids.
I think patients are not being given enough of an adjustment period to new drug regimes, it can take 5 or 6 days for someone to get used to having I.V
morphine in their system and to be able to function with any kind of normality and not look as though they are unconscious, when in reality they are
literally "Smacked Out" on the quantity of drugs that have been introduced to the body.
I know this isn't the case for every patient, i don't believe enough is being done to ensure the regime is being used as it is meant to be, it is a
little too convenient to have unconscious patients out of the decision making process, when decisions in that persons best interest are being made for
them, it is open to abuse.