Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Liverpool Care Pathway: Making sure any serious illness is your last

I've linked the amazing story, Sentenced to death on the NHS a few times. It's an important story because it really is the method to kill off the elderly or extremely sick. Quite a few people are responding to it. The Liverpool "Care" Pathway is the denial of food and liquids, anything but pain medication, which hastens a patient's death even if proper care would help them survive. Anecdotes are only anecdotes, but many people in the UK report that there's some pressure to give permission to use the Liverpool Care Pathway instead of treating elderly patients properly.

That's right. The NHS is making sure any serious illness is an elderly person's last illness by sentencing them to death.

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