Seems reasonable

Doctors should not make snap decisions on end-of-life care, says health watchdog

Think before you kill someone.

The argument against this is…….that the NHS doesn’t do it this way already?

10 thoughts on “Seems reasonable”

  1. Doctors should not make snap decisions on end-of-life care, says health watchdog

    I find the fact that doctors need to be told this concerning. Why do they need to be told this? I thought people became doctors because they wanted to care for people not kill them the first chance they get.

  2. I don’t want end of life care. When the time comes, I want one 9mm cartridge and a can of paint. Someone else will have to do the painting.

    Can I get 50% of my health insurance back please, seeing as 50% of healthcare spending happens in the last 6 months of life?

  3. “I thought people became doctors because they wanted to care for people not kill them the first chance they get.”

    They do. Then they go to work for the NHS.

  4. Bloke in North Dorset

    There was an intrerview with a woman on Today whose mother had been put on LCP by a palliative care nurse who wasn’t her regular nurse and didn’t even discuss it with the family. Turns out she lived another 3 months or so after they started rehydration.

    Now we have a report by NICE telling hospitals they have to consider the individual when they are dying.

    66 years for the NHS to learn this lesson, its enough to make a Saint weap.

  5. Consider the individual, sure. But what does the individual want? Different individuals have different attitudes to how they want to die. Some would prefer to be kept alive, no matter the cost. Others would prefer a quick and painless end to months or years of pain or paralysis.

    Question is, which is worse? Suffering or death? And whose decision is it?

    Vets have it a lot easier than doctors.

  6. Sounds like a bed-hoggers’ charter. So much more efficient just to let doctors do away with patients, and free up the beds. That’s the trouble with all you SJWs – never think of the realities, just the touchy-feely stuff.

    More Soylent Green, son? Go on – while it’s still warm…….. that’s the way……

  7. “That’s the trouble with all you SJWs – never think of the realities, just the touchy-feely stuff.”

    Yeah. I’ve heard some medical staff are all “touchy-feely” with the patients in the paralysis ward.

    Imagine. Paralysed. Unable to communicate. Unable to complain. Laying there. Empty. Silence. Days. Months. Years.

    You’d welcome a bit of “human contact”, surely, wouldn’t you?

  8. You should remember that ‘end of life’ does not mean old.
    If you fall off your bike and fracture your skull – or overdose on some trendy drug. Do you really want to wake up dead?

  9. “Do you really want to wake up dead?”

    It depends what the alternative is.

    60 years laid on your back staring at the ceiling?

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