Saturday, December 3, 2011

UK: Liverpool Death Pathway Invites Abuse

Let's just call the Liverpool Care Pathway what it is: A roadmap to "help" people die that is a grand opportunity for abuse - none more so than in this report that says patients are being placed on the "Pathway" without the consent of family or loved ones.
NHS must come clean over use of 'death pathway'
Thousands of patients in the NHS are put onto the Liverpool Care Pathway each year in their last days and hours.
It aims to give patients a 'good death' by avoiding unnecessary and burdensome medical intervention but there have been accusations it hastens death because it can involve the removal of artifical hydration and nutrition. more

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