Skip to comments.Half of those on Liverpool Care Pathway never told.. [ Death by NHS]
Posted on 12/01/2012 5:40:07 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
Each year around 130,000 patients are placed on the Lierpool Care Pathway, which can involve the withdrawal of drugs, fluids and food, and the administration of powerful pain relief. A national audit by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool and the Royal College of Physicians ... demonstrated that in total, around 57,000 patients a year are dying in NHS hospitals without being told that efforts to keep them alive have been stopped.
It also reveals that thousands of dying patients have been left to suffer in pain, with no attempt to keep them comfortable while drugs were administered. just how routinely hospitals are placing patients on the pathway without informing them that steps which could hasten their death have been taken. The national audit found:
In 44 per cent of cases when conscious patients were placed on the pathway, there was no record that the decision had been discussed with them.
For 22 per cent of patients on the pathway, there was no evidence that comfort and safety had been maintained while medication was administered.
One in three families of the dying never received a leaflet they should have been given to explain the process.
Critics of the pathway say it is being used to hasten the deaths of the terminally-ill and elderly, in a form of "back-door euthanasia".
Other doctors, nurses and charities for the dying have come to the defence of the approach...
In a hard-hitting speech last week Mr Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, expressed concern about the culture of the NHS, warning that too many patients were forced to experience "coldness, resentment, indifference" and "even contempt".
He warned that in the worst institutions a "normalisation of cruelty" had been fostered.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Wow.... yet the NHS is sacrosanct.
Marie Curie, the gal who overdosed on the radium she was so inquisitive about and died miserably as a result. Yup she’s a good name sake for turn-your-liver-into-a-pool care.
May be of interest.
In America, at least Congress and Moslems are
explicitly exempt from such DEATH CARE PANELS
and malicious manipulation
of what was once ‘medicine’. [/s]
The NAZI’s would be proud
If your doctor says anything about a “Care Pathway”... you in deep kimchi
It's the natural progression of socialism to totalitarianism.
There is still a big part of the American populace that is unlie the British. It still has a healthy spirit of rebellion. There actually are people that if you tell them their elderly relative isn’t worth saving, might form the same opinion about you.
As the democrats say, the personal is the political. Works both ways. A political game can become VERY personal.
People will only be pushed so far. All i know is that it’s coming here and they show no fear of us whatsoever. Thats a dangerous combination.
It also reveals that thousands of dying patients have been left to suffer in pain, with no attempt to keep them comfortable while drugs were administered. just how routinely hospitals are placing patients on the pathway without informing them that steps which could hasten their death have been taken...0
The death panels of Europe are now in America with the obamanaiton death care plan, just give them a pill and let them die so the government can get rid of them as they are too old to be useful. Socialism father is Satan and its adherents bloody by nature,
>> When it comes here,
All these events contribute the shifting balance of civility.
May we keep the Country on track to avoid the necessity of an abrupt correction.
Ignorance and famine and bloodshed are always the way of those who are arrogant and foolish enough to trust government instead of Jesus Christ, who supplies all our needs by the riches of His grace.
America is a doomed nation and only the godless do not know it.
So Rep. Keith Ellison is doubly safe? This is basically the death panels that Gov. Sarah Palin warned us about.
It’s already here in the form of Hospice Care.
Laura Donnelly, the author, can’t spell - it’s defense, not defence.
The British have different spellings for some words. This was from a UK publication.
You’re right, of course.
“around 57,000 patients a year are dying in NHS hospitals without being told that efforts to keep them alive have been stopped.”
When this starts happening in America, it will be up to the families of these victims to start killing these left-wing Nazis by the tens of thousands, including their children.
If you don’t know what that entails, read up on the killing philosophy of Curtis LeMay.
We are about to go to war. Lock ‘n load, good people.
Mao would be far prouder.
“Its already here in the form of Hospice Care.”
Hospice is at least a choice and a known quantity.
The other way the NHS deals with expendable people is by slow-rolling them, delaying appointments, making the wait for treatment, etc. The sick joke was that the wait for an abortion was 10 months.