Skip to comments.Elderly man died after 'doctors proclaimed him DNR without consulting family' (death panel notice)
Posted on 10/16/2012 3:14:39 AM PDT by markomalley
A former Merchant Navy seaman died after doctors refused to resuscitate him because medics made him the subject of a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order without consulting him or his family.
John Flockhart, 79, suffered a cardiac arrest and died in hospital despite his daughter begging medics to revive him, an inquest has heard.
Doctors had previously ruled any attempt to revive him would be futile, despite the family claiming they had never been informed or consulted.
Sharon Flockhart "begged" a nurse to try to resuscitate her father. She said: "It felt that I was pleading for my father's life," but the nurse on the phone that night said she could not due to the DNR notice on his name. Miss Flockhart and her siblings were also unaware their father even had pneumonia.
An expert witness told an inquest Mr Flockharts illness was probably survivable, stating the care he received could have been better.
Coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray has now highlighted a series of errors in Mr Flockharts treatment at Basildon Hospital, Essex, finding staff did not communicate with one another.
The observation chart detailing Mr Flockhart's most recent medical updates went missing, meaning doctors and nurses were unaware of changes to his condition, the inquest heard.
Dr Riz Mohamed issued the DNR at 10.35am on the afternoon before Mr Flockhart's death, according to Miss Flockhart, and her siblings visited at 12pm but were not informed the order had been put in place. The family were later told Dr Mohamed had "intended" to inform them.
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And..... the government medical review panel (aka “death panel”) deemed that his life expectancy was not worth the investment in his care. sarc
Look at all the medical care and pension cost savings!
Dr. Mohamed who “intended” to inform the family should be subject to a DNR order.
I'm fairly certain this was a liability reduction strategy, as they definitely didn't want people to die. Empty beds don't produce revenue.
Dr. Mohamed...ooooo-kay. One infidel down...
Leftists understand and react to only three things:
* Threats of violence.
Reagan understood that. Until these measures are liberally applied, leftists will continue their mass murder of humanity.
The entity paying the bill will always look after its own best interests.
Since the state is paying the bill, they will look to minimize costs in a case like this, because they will never get payback on a single dollar spent to extend the life of a 79-year-old merchant marine. This man is done paying taxes, and is a net burden on the state.
Frankly, if the state could get away with killing folks like this outright, it would. But for now it will have to content itself with withholding life-saving care (and food and hydration over the week-end).
OK Libs! Let’s all hear about “Crazy Sara” again!
Why should the family have any say in the care provided to the patient? For that matter, why should the patient? They are not paying the bill!
The man who pays the piper calls the tune. Simple as that.
If you don’t pay for your own care, you don’t get any say in what care you get.
This happened to our mother right here in the United States 15 years ago. It is already here, you just haven’t heard about it from friends.
> Dr Riz Mohamed issued the DNR at 10.35am
This muzzie SOB should be the subject of a KIll On Sight order.
Should be force fed bacon grease until he shits himself into dehydration,
cramping and other resulting discomforts.
If they keep it up, a spouse will have revenge on those who do such things.It will become epidemic.
Effing liberal fascist ba$tids!
Not so much. As disappointing as it is to amoral libertarians where all that matter is materialism, the American government can not murder people.
So, as long as the prospective ‘mother’ chokes up the cash, I suppose you don’t have any problem with abortion either, huh?
As for the rest of what you wrote, I don’t think I want to discuss anything with you. You’d make a great candidate for the coming death panels.
Hey, I'm not sayin' it's a good thing. I'm just sayin' that's the way it is.
If the government is paying the bill, the government is going to arrange things for its own benefit.
You see, the problem is not that the government is a self-interested party, because that will always be so. Human nature, and all that. The problem is that free people have decided to take the King's coin, and now they will have to live by the King's rule.
Far better for each person to take care of his own needs, and that way each person can make his own choices and there will be no need for Death Panels.
I'll break my earlier inclination and respond this once.
Laissez-faire Libertarianism. The problem is that real life is not as cut-and-dried. Obamacare was not passed in normal deliberative fashion; it was NEVER read beforehand except by the colluding schemers that wrote it.
We have not yet begun to realize the destructive implications left in its implementation via spurious regulations by a bunch of lackey Democrat bureaucrats. It contains penalties for out of network (i.e., private healthcare), and ultimately (with the single payer goal - Government) relegates healthcare for individuals with absolutely no options outside its realm. Their system wouldn't last a decade otherwise.
I suspect that Obamacare is designed to destroy the private market for insurance and then fail. The FedGuv will then move in and impose Single Payer to fill the void, which was the plan all along.
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