Skip to comments.Sentenced to death on the NHS
Posted on 09/02/2009 3:29:19 PM PDT by Chickensoup
to death on the NHS Patients with terminal illnesses are being made to die prematurely under an NHS scheme to help end their lives, leading doctors warn today.
In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, a group of experts who care for the terminally ill claim that some patients are being wrongly judged as close to death.
Under NHS guidance introduced across England to help doctors and medical staff deal with dying patients, they can then have fluid and drugs withdrawn and many are put on continuous sedation until they pass away.
But this approach can also mask the signs that their condition is improving, the experts warn.
As a result the scheme is causing a national crisis in patient care, the letter states. It has been signed palliative care experts including Professor Peter Millard, Emeritus Professor of Geriatrics, University of London, Dr Peter Hargreaves, a consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Lukes cancer centre in Guildford, and four others.
Forecasting death is an inexact science,they say. Patients are being diagnosed as being close to death without regard to the fact that the diagnosis could be wrong.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
That’s the dream, that’s the dream that Obama and the dem leaders have for each American. It is that dream, that they want to force us to pay for.
A preview of Obamacare— how else do you think you can cut costs?
Judged? By whom...the Death Panel?
This is going on right now in the UK, under government run healthcare. This is exactly what is going to happen if the Dem healthcare bill passes here.
When they decide to prematurely end the lives of the terminally ill,would you doubt that they would, prematurely, end your life, if they could?
If they get away with prematurely ending the lives of the terminally ill, what’s to stop them from,prematurely, ending yours?
“The warning comes just a week after a report by the Patients Association estimated that up to one million patients had received poor or cruel care on the NHS. “
And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Is there any input from the family and patient about going on the “Path”. “Path” what a frightening term.
Yes sirree, the Libs are on the side of the defenseless, huh?
Real Humanitarians and all that
Levin is discussing this article!
so it turns out there ARE death panels.
There are death panels.
There is good hospice and bad hospice.
Just know it goes on here privately every day
You are only of value as long as you keep on working and supporting the State.
Stop working, and you stop paying taxes, and your value falls to Zero.
Death awaits you.
Might as well let the State help it come sooner.
Because they will and wish it to come sooner.
This benefits the State. They need their G-5 Gulfstream jets!!!
Why are you arguing???
these are the death panels that everyone is talking about
“In 2007-08 16.5 per cent of deaths in Britain came about after continuous deep sedation, according to researchers at the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, twice as many as in Belgium and the Netherlands.”
In 2007-08 16.5 per cent of deaths in Britain came about after continuous deep sedation,
Almost 1/5 of the deaths were people who were ‘Put to Sleep’
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