Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’. Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults. But the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies.
It´s posted on the Main page Lobby at the Connection (H/T Bob) , I just finished reading all the comments after the main article. Now that zerocare is the Law of the Land, we can expect this here. Needing a ´camera´ sent down my throat to the stomach, I was denied food and water for 26 hours, a wet wash cloth on my lips was the only thing allowed, I can not describe the pain the lack of hydration was. I can only say, what these panels are doing is torture and these babies can´t speak.
Please excuse second post, #3 posted while I was typing. Hospice tried this on my Mom, my sister and I spoon fed her, gelled milk, to prevent the pain. Their idea of ´comfort care´ was a bed, no nourishment. Comfort was up to the family to ease the pain.
Palliative care is comfort and pain control without futile treatment. Starvation and dehydration do not fall in this category. I fear we are heading in this direction.
I am a physician at a large university hospital and "care pathways" are being written and will be part of every patient´s hospital course. We keep hearing about how adhering to these pathways will ensure payment. We will be going down a checklist based on the individual pathway. End of Life will most certainly be included. It will include everyone who is expected to die. Who will set the parameters and will they expand as funding dictates?
Terry Schivo (RIP). Its already here and has been for some time.
I specifically included in my Health Care Instructions that nutrition and hydration are minimal life needs - not medical intervention. I also quoted the relevent paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, with the instruction that if my family and physician are unsure how to apply them they are to consult a Catholic priest. I let every doctor that treats me know that I am a practicing and devout Catholic. Their reation to that news usually decides if I continue under their care.
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