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Pensioner left on end of life pathway for four days [begging for food & water]
The Telegraph ^ | 11/8/2013 | Claire Carter

Posted on 11/08/2013 4:08:43 AM PST by markomalley

The family of a pensioner who spent four days begging for food and water after he was placed on a controversial end-of-life programme have accused a hospital of treating him "like a dog".

The family of Ron Jee claim the 80-year-old was put on a programme similar to the Liverpool Care Pathway. This involves the withdrawal of food, fluids and medication for terminally ill patients who often die within hours of being put on it.

But they say he was treated like a dog after he spent four days on the end of life pathway when doctors said his condition was deteriorating after he was admitted to hospital with a stroke and then developing pneumonia.

Mr Jee's daughter, Christine Coleman, 52, said: “He was spending his days crying. No one should have to spend their final days like that.

”If I did to my dog what they did to my father I would not be allowed to own a dog again."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: deathpanels; moralabsolutes; nhs; obamacarefuture
Waiting for the Liverpool Care Pathway to be formally enshrined in HHS regulation soon.
1 posted on 11/08/2013 4:08:43 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The Nazi German universal health care system killed hundreds of thousands. The rumors were out there so people kept their elderly home to die rather than send them to the hospital. Frankly, if it were not such a huge burden on the family that is the preferable place to die. But my mother who is now a healthy, spry and very interactive 96 has been close to death many times over the last 30 years. Each time she’s fully recovered and we love having her with us. What if she’d been put on the death pathway when she got uterine cancer at age 70?


2 posted on 11/08/2013 4:14:55 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: markomalley

We all have a shelf life. Barry just decided when to clean out the cupboards. It’s the law.


3 posted on 11/08/2013 4:15:40 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: markomalley

Coming soon to an America near you!


4 posted on 11/08/2013 4:16:46 AM PST by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by a "progressive" solution.)
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To: markomalley

Why didn’t they give it to him their selves?


5 posted on 11/08/2013 4:25:33 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: WayneS

I have instituted my own “pathway” as so I never make it that long. Vast quantities of coffee, unfiltered cigarrettes, and at least a fifth of whiskey a day, supplanted with a diet full of saturated fat.


6 posted on 11/08/2013 4:25:58 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: WayneS
Coming soon to an America near you!

Coming soon to an American near you!

(Death is highly individual. Will that be you? Will that be . . . me?)

7 posted on 11/08/2013 4:29:50 AM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: riverrunner

They probably weren’t allowed to give him anything. Remember the Schaivo case in Florida? Family not allowed to visit without a keeper watching them.


8 posted on 11/08/2013 4:32:11 AM PST by dforest
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To: markomalley

That’s to be expected in a materialistic, hedonistic, nihilistic society that hates itself and wants to hasten its own end.


9 posted on 11/08/2013 4:36:35 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Rodamala

Excellent.

If you are not already buttering your bacon you should start.


10 posted on 11/08/2013 4:38:10 AM PST by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by a "progressive" solution.)
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To: Rodamala

You’re living the high life!


11 posted on 11/08/2013 4:38:42 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: markomalley

Why feed a thing if it’s going to die anyway, it’s the law after-all.

Coming soon to obamacare near you “what difference does it make”


12 posted on 11/08/2013 4:39:13 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: riverrunner

Well that is a thought that ran through my head.

I would have at the very least gone to McDonalds and bought the old timer a Big Mac.


13 posted on 11/08/2013 4:49:17 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: caver

You betcha. One thing I noticed, though; This lifestyle seems to keep the Witnesses away.

When I fling open the front door in nothing but my skivvies, my bottle of V.O. in hand and yell, “COME ON IN, GIRLS! THE PARTY IS JUST STARTED!!!”, for some reason they always gasp, turn and run as fast as they can back to their car... and I don’t even get a Watchtower pamphlet. :(


14 posted on 11/08/2013 5:28:56 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: WayneS

My bacon is buttered on both sides.


15 posted on 11/08/2013 5:29:59 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: riverrunner

Maybe they would be arrested, I wish I was kidding


16 posted on 11/08/2013 5:35:03 AM PST by omega4179
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To: Rodamala

Well there you go! I’d say you have your tagline. Run with it (and scissors too).


17 posted on 11/08/2013 5:36:51 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Rodamala

Well there you go! I’d say you have your tagline. Run with it (and scissors too).


18 posted on 11/08/2013 5:36:56 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Hiccough.


19 posted on 11/08/2013 5:38:48 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Rodamala

Well then, you’re doing about all that can be expected of you. Good job!

;-)


20 posted on 11/08/2013 5:51:22 AM PST by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by a "progressive" solution.)
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To: markomalley

why don’t these people get these folks out of these places?


21 posted on 11/08/2013 6:03:42 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: markomalley

The only way to end this nonsense is the old way. Revenge, or at least the threat of revenge.

Medical murderers are known for two things: rationalizing homicide with false empathy; and abject cowardice.

In the first case, they like to *imagine* suffering in others as far worse than it is. “Your poor grandmother must be in *agony* with that hangnail. It is just *better* to end her suffering!”

However, their cowardice is key. All it takes is one menacing looking relative to let them know that if they kill grandmother, that they had better dig two graves.

If they think their own precious bottom is on the line, they will provide *care*, not homicide. It is not necessary to be blunt about it, because they know they are doing wrong, so are on the look out for indications that they could face consequences for their bit of murder. And, as the proverb goes:

“The wicked flee when no man pursueth...”

However, as with every other threat, there is always some punk who will try it on. In this case, murdering grandmother while thinking the threat is a bluff, or that they can hide behind the law.

And in that circumstance, it is up to the relative to either admit the bluff, or to dispense justice to a murderer.


22 posted on 11/08/2013 6:11:05 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: Rodamala

Ha, ha!


23 posted on 11/08/2013 6:15:34 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Rodamala

LOL works much better then saying NO and slamming the door


24 posted on 11/08/2013 11:28:15 AM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: markman46
...and who knows? I might make some converts along the way! I mean, you ever notice those 18 year-old sacrificial lambs girls they seem to bring along to help with their "sales"... they are always more than fairly hitable. This one, one time had these hazel bedroom eyes... wow.
25 posted on 11/08/2013 11:51:54 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

O man your lucky all i ever get it the ‘OLD LADIES” at my door


26 posted on 11/08/2013 12:28:10 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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I was thinking - "Why do these evil people hate human beings so much? Then the answer came to me. The human form is created in the image of God. That is why they hate human beings.

27 posted on 11/08/2013 8:56:22 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

absolutely satanic.


28 posted on 11/08/2013 9:02:15 PM PST by huldah1776
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Oops, I really messed up that html.

Sorry.


29 posted on 11/08/2013 9:04:39 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: huldah1776

It’s amazing that western “civilization” is doing exactly what Hitler was doing. After supposedly winning the war.


30 posted on 11/08/2013 9:05:23 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: huldah1776

And the next step will be “oh, he’s suffering so much without food and water. Let’s kill him quickly to end his suffering.”

Just see.


31 posted on 11/08/2013 9:06:26 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: markomalley

This is sick pure and simple. All life is precious and sacred.


32 posted on 11/08/2013 9:23:32 PM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you, Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012) It has been a year, rest in peace, pretty girl!)
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To: markomalley

Actually the liberals have an answer to this. Their answer is to avoid the suffering by just killing them outright. That’s the next logical step from their perspective.


33 posted on 11/10/2013 8:21:56 AM PST by plain talk
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To: markomalley

This involves the withdrawal of food, fluids and medication for terminally ill patients who often die within hours of being put on it.


When did starvation and dehydration become “Medical Treatment?”


34 posted on 11/10/2013 9:04:41 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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