October 5, 2013 Medicine Balls, Private Eye Issue 1350 Filed under: Private Eye — Dr. Phil @ 8:00 am Justice for Robert Henderson By far the greatest harm caused by the NHS is not the mistakes that it makes, but the fact that they are so often denied, dismissed, improperly investigated or covered up so that patients, […]
PATIENT END-OF-LIFE-CARE BILL OF RIGHTS. Sufficient fluids will be given to me by mouth, by tube to the stomach or by drip into a vein or under the skin, to relieve thirst and keep me hydrated, unless I decided against it. My bodily nutrition will be maintained by any reasonable means unless I especially prohibit […]
(See PDF version here: Best Care conference 2013) Archdiocese of Liverpool Best Care of the Dying Patient in the light of the Neuberger Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway A Conference for Priests, Deacons, Bereavement Teams, Eucharistic Ministers, Lay Funeral Ministers, Healthcare Workers, and anyone involved or interested in the care of the dying. Chaired by Sr […]
THE MEDICAL ETHICS ALLIANCE, would like to offer the following statement as a response to the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People. C CONSIDER the situation calmly, with care and compassion. Is the person imminently dying? Where do they want to be – home or hospital? How secure is the diagnosis? […]
The following statement was put out by the NHS on Friday 30th August, an auspicious day especially for those grinning hypocrites who thought we would believe that ‘it’ had gone for good. I can’t imagine how Denise and Eddie must feel after all the effort they, and so many others, made to rid us of […]
The Daily Mail is right to enjoy their victory as one of our main allies in giving a voice to the horrors of the LCP, though I can’t say that we share their optimism (see here). Read what they have to say here.
Roughly 600 more people have died every week this year than the average for the last five years, and yet as the Times go over possible reason for this HUGE rise, the LCP never comes up as a possible reason. Doesn’t seem likely. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article3824623.ece
This story left me absolutely speechless. How can this come down to anything but that this boy was disabled? Regardless of whether or not resuscitation would have saved his life, that he was not given a chance because of a frankly moronic oversight… are we to believe they would have been so careless with an […]