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  • Hospice patients are being quietly killed as Medicare incentivizes ‘stealth euthanasia’

    10/17/2023 9:09:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/16/2023 | Emily Mangiaracina
    A bombshell report was released this year evidencing a scandal that ranks among the worst in its evil: the euthanization of patients for the sake of profit. It made enough of a splash to spur new industry protocols but apparently not enough to stop the entrenched practice of hastening the death of hospice patients. The November 2022 report, written by Ava Kofman for ProPublica, shows how hospice conditions create what seems to be an irresistible — and ultimately lethal — opportunity for corruption: The industry rakes in massive funds from Medicare, which delivers a flat daily cash benefit, but hospice...
  • 'You're not God': Doctors and patient families say HCA hospitals push hospice care

    06/24/2023 2:01:37 PM PDT · by TexasKamaAina · 28 replies
    NBC ^ | 06/21/2023 | Gretchen Morgenson
    As Marisol Perez fought for her life in a Texas hospital in autumn 2021, her mother, Alma Salas, sat with her every day praying. Perez, then 42, had such a virulent case of Covid and pneumonia that doctors at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, an HCA Healthcare facility, had put her on a ventilator and into a coma to try to save her. Salas said she believed her daughter would pull through, but doctors and nurses at the hospital kept telling her otherwise. Over 10 days in October, less than a month after Perez entered St. David’s, Salas received...
  • Jimmy Carter’s grandson provides update 3 months after ex-president enters hospice

    05/24/2023 8:17:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/24/2023 | Allie Griffin
    In the three months since Jimmy Carter entered hospice, the 98-year-old former president is enjoying visits from family members, fielding updates on his humanitarian foundation and eating peanut butter ice cream at the modest single-story home in Georgia he shares with his wife, his grandson said. Carter’s grandson Jason Carter provided the update on his grandfather after the 39th president entered end-of-life care at his Plains home in February “instead of additional medical intervention” after a series of short hospital stays. “They’re just meeting with family right now, but they’re doing it in the best possible way: the two of...
  • Jimmy Carter receiving hospice care, Carter Center says

    02/18/2023 12:41:25 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 229 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 18, 2023
    Jimmy Carter receiving hospice care, Carter Center says February 18, 2023 / 3:25 PM / CBS News Former President Jimmy Carter is receiving hospice care at his home, the Carter Center announced Saturday. He made the decision after a series of short hospital stays, the center said in a statement. This is a developing story and will be updated.
  • Rehydration in palliative and terminal care: if not--why not? (The encouragement of dehydration/euthanasia)

    12/03/2022 7:35:23 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 29 replies
    Pubmed ^ | July 1995 | K Dunphy,I Finlay, G Rathbone, J Gilbert, F Hicks
    Abstract Patients who are in the last few days of life are often too frail to take oral fluids and nutrition. This may be due entirely to the natural history of their disease, although the use of sedative drugs for symptom relief may contribute to a reduced level of consciousness and thus a reduced oral intake. Rehydration with intravenous (i.v.) fluids is the usual response in acute care settings, whereas the hospice movement has often argued against this approach. The issues are complex and involve not only physical, psychological and social concerns, but also ethical dilemmas. A review of the...
  • Rumors Swirl in Georgia After Elderly Congressman Disappears From Public Eye

    10/31/2022 3:41:38 PM PDT · by DFG · 40 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 10/31/2022 | Debra Heine
    “Weekend at Bernie’s” rumors are swirling in Georgia as an elderly Democrat congressman runs for reelection without debating his Republican rival, or campaigning. Rep. David Scott, 77, has made no public appearance in the past month, and some Republicans are now wondering if he’s even alive. Scott was last seen in public at a Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington D.C. on September 21. Two videos featuring the congressman were posted on his YouTube channel in October, but it’s not clear when they were recorded. The latest one on October 28 shows Scott delivering remarks on the Inaugural Black Farmers...
  • Evangelist Luis Palau now in hospice care as the 'end seems near,' son says

    03/04/2021 6:47:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/04/2021 | Michael Gryboski
    Prominent evangelist Luis Palau, who has been battling lung cancer for the past few years, has entered hospice care, his son reported Monday night. Andrew Palau posted a statement to the Luis Palau Facebook page explaining that his 86-year-old father's battle with stage 4 lung cancer "took a turn for the worse" at the start of 2021. "He spent two weeks in the hospital in January, dealing with heart and lung issues. Although the doctors thought they had stabilized his condition and [we're] happy to send him home, he returned to the hospital on Friday, February 19th," stated Palau. "After...
  • Court Prevents Hospice from Voting to Become Christian, Avoid Euthanasia [Canada]

    06/20/2020 5:57:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/17/20 | Lianne Laurence
    'We are highly concerned with the lack of justice in the court system today,' said the society’s board chair Angelina Ireland.DELTA, British Columbia, June 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — A Canadian judge has blocked a hospice society from initiating a vote by membership on becoming a Christian society, which if adopted would have exempted it from the legal obligation to allow euthanasia — the killing of sick patients by lethal injection — onsite. The Delta Hospice Society, which runs the 10-bed Irene Thomas Hospice, planned to launch the mail-in vote to its 1,500 members at a special meeting this Monday. But...
  • Tell Me About Hospice Care (stage four cancer)

    11/26/2019 12:54:12 PM PST · by Windflier · 187 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 26 November 2019 | Windy
    Many of you are aware that I'm afflicted with stage four cancer, and that I have chosen the alternative healing route instead of conventional treatments. Well, I've gone further downhill since I informed FR of my condition some months back. I'm now going to require outside assistance to manage the pain. I know nothing about hospice, except that they come into the home to help patients with pain, et cetera. What I don't know is what the potential risks exist when using such a service. Will they report back to Big Brother about what they saw in your gun closet?...
  • I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying

    11/22/2019 11:38:54 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 129 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 2, 2015 | Dr. Christopher Kerr | TEDxBuffalo
    Dr. Christopher W. Kerr is the Chief Medical Officer at The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, where he has worked since 1999. His background in research has evolved from bench science towards the human experience of illness as witnessed from the bedside, specifically patients’ dreams and visions at the end of life. Although medically ignored, these near universal experiences often provide comfort and meaning as well as insight into the life led and the death anticipated. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
  • MSNBC 'Republican' Jordan: 'Drunk Grandpa' Giuliani Needs to Be to Sent to 'Hospice'

    09/20/2019 7:02:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Trump Derangement Syndrome reached its apotheosis on today's Morning Joe, as MSNBC "Republican" Elise Jordan literally called for a Trump adviser to be sent off to die. Commenting on Rudy Giuliani's conversation of yesterday with Chris Cuomo on CNN regarding possible contacts between the Trump administration and Ukraine, Jordan said: "It's simply astounding to watch Drunk Grandpa last night, who just needs to be pulled off to hospice, if not . . . " Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • After two months, God has told me why I am here

    03/01/2019 4:47:05 AM PST · by Bob Celeste · 65 replies
    3-1-2019 | Bob Celeste
    I had a vision last night and over the past 3 days or so. If all that I am going to say were not 100% fully documented by the entire medical and clergical, housekeeping and all other staff, you would be justified in branding me crazy, but it is true, GOD is using this little backwoods Maine country preacher to try and wake up the medical and religious world.
  • Thank you Freepers, I got my flowers, they are beautiful, I think I cried.

    02/28/2019 5:21:07 AM PST · by Bob Celeste · 68 replies
    2-28-2018 | Bob Celeste
    Good morning and thanks my fellow freepers, the 26th was my two month anniversary here at Togus Maine VA end of life hospice, quite and accomplishment and testament to CHRIST, freeper prayers, the medical staff and all. Then yesterday I received this beautiful bouquet of flowers you, my you Freeper brothers and sisters, THANK YOU.
  • Not long to live.

    02/18/2019 2:36:21 PM PST · by Bob Celeste · 266 replies
    2-18-2018 | Bob Celeste
    Well I am in End of Life Hospice care at the Togus Hospital in Augusta Maine. So, I reckon I can say just about anything I want to about politics, politicians, false prophets, preachers and everything else. If you were in my shoes, what would you say and to whom.
  • Conservative site to replace Drudge.

    02/16/2019 3:48:05 PM PST · by Bob Celeste · 46 replies
    Bob Celeste
    When I was home, Before coming to The VA end of life hospice care at Togus, Augusta, Maine, I had a great alternative to drudge on my desktop, but on this lap top it is invisible. Does anyone know an alternative so that I can bookmark it on this laptop.
  • AP Source: Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell in hospice care

    02/06/2019 9:21:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 6, 2019 | Andrew Taylor and Jeff Karoub
    Former Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history, is receiving hospice care, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The person was not authorized to speak publicly but told The Associated Press about the 92-year-old Dingell’s condition. Dingell’s wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, tweeted Wednesday morning that she was with him at their home in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. […] Dingell was first elected in 1955 to fill the House seat vacated by his late father. He was considered a master of legislative deal-making and a staunch advocate for the U.S. auto industry. …

    08/24/2018 9:36:10 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 140 replies
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  • Sen. John McCain, who is fighting brain cancer, discontinues medical treatment, family says

    08/24/2018 8:23:49 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 55 replies
    CNBC Breaking ^ | 24 AUG 18 | Christina Wilkie | @christinawilkie
    The family of longtime Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, said Friday that he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. "Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment. Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his...
  • McCain ending brain cancer treatment

    08/24/2018 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 136 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2018 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    "In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment," McCain's family said in a statement released by his office.
  • John McCain Will No Longer Be Treated for Brain Cancer, Family Says

    08/24/2018 8:12:24 AM PDT · by bitt · 138 replies
    nyt ^ | 8/24/2018 | Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has been battling brain cancer for more than a year, will no longer be treated for his condition, his family announced on Friday, a sign that the Republican war hero is most likely entering his final days. “Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: He had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict,” the family said...