this is totally F'd up. I thought when the obama care debate was happening all the 'death panel' talk was extremist rhetoric.
I don't know if we have this in Australia, we have free health care as well.. but good mix of private and public imho. And its called the 'Liverpool
Care Pathway / Death pathway' ?? THIS IS INSANE! WTF ! Sure most of the people are severely disabled or dying anyway... but let them die
painlessly..... THROUGH DEHYDRATION AND STARVATION? That has got to be one of the worst ways to go.. I'd rather be shot.
This is absolutely absurd.. I used to think the NHS was one of the best things about the UK.
A death pathway. And cash bonuses for meeting 'targets' ? IE if they put a certain amount of people on a death pathway each year they get a funding
boost.. And they question if the bonus has led to it being abused? This is ludicrous.. there should be a riot... you guys rioted over some crap a year
or so ago but let this go?
I'm speechless. I don't think i've ever read of any so abhorrent happening openly in the west in recent times.
EDIT: It is used in Australia. ARGH!
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Heres another news story..
This is totally F'ked up.
on the wiki it says it is used on 'those deemed to be dying' ... in legal speak 'deemed' means that the person doesn't have to be literally dying,
but will be considered to be dying at the discretion of the decision maker.
Does anyone know if this is codified by parliment? or is it act of the executive?
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THIS IS DISGUSTING!!!!!!
THEY HAVE 'TESTIMONIALS' : www.liv.ac.uk...
'health care professionals' handbook:
"Practitioners are free to exercise
personal judgment, but any alteration
to the LCP must be documented as
a variance. For example, it is possible
for patients to be entered onto the
LCP if a decision has been made to
ﬂuids. Relatives frequently express
concern about a lack of ﬂuid intake, but
a blanket policy banning or promoting
intravenous/subcutaneous hydration is
questionable. However, administering
ﬂuids by these means may constitute an
unnecessary burden, particularly in the
last few days of life. Regular assessment
of this intervention is advised (National
Council for Palliative Care, 2005a,b)"
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