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Angleterre: Hospitals 'letting patients die to save money'.

Discussion dans 'Bistrot Chine du "Lotus Bleu"' créé par woodyshanghai, 9 Juillet 2012.

  1. woodyshanghai

    woodyshanghai Membre Silver

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    [h=1]Hospitals 'letting patients die to save money’[/h][h=2]Hospitals may be depriving elderly patients of food and drink to hasten their deaths as part of cost-cutting measures to free up bed space, leading doctors warn.[/h][​IMG] Supporters of the Liverpool Care Pathway, which allows medical staff to withhold fluid and drugs in a patient's final days, claim it is the kindest way of letting them slip away Photo: ALAMY








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    By Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent

    11:06PM BST 08 Jul 2012



    Tens of thousands of patients with terminal illnesses are placed on a “death pathway” to help end their lives every year. However, in a letter to The Daily Telegraph, six doctors warn that hospitals may be using the controversial scheme to reduce strain on hospital resources.

    Supporters of the Liverpool Care Pathway, which allows medical staff to withhold fluid and drugs in a patient’s final days, claim it is the kindest way of letting them slip away. But the experts say in their letter that natural deaths are often freer of pain and distress.

    Informed consent is not always being sought by doctors, who fail to ask patients about their wishes while they are still in control of their faculties, warn the six. This has led to an increase in patients carrying cards informing doctors that they do not wish to be put on the pathway in the last few days of their lives.

    The six doctors are experts in elderly care and wrote the letter in conjunction with the Medical Ethics Alliance, a Christian medical organisation. They say that many members of the public have contacted them with examples of inappropriate use of the pathway, which is implemented in up to 29 per cent of hospital deaths.

    They warn that there is no “scientific way of diagnosing imminent death.” They write: “It is essentially a prediction, and it is possible that other considerations may come into reaching such a decision, not excluding the availability of resources.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/h...itals-letting-patients-die-to-save-money.html
     
  2. GuYong

    GuYong Alpha & Oméga

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    "Supporters of the Liverpool Care Pathway, which allows medical staff to withhold fluid and drugs in a patient’s final days, claim it is the kindest way of letting them slip away."
    Je vais essayer d'etre gentil mais je pense que sortir un truc pareil et potentiellement un facteur déclencheur de noyade dans sa baignoire... je dis ca je dis rien..

    Tout ce qu'a ca coute c'est une surdose de Morphine pour ceux qui le souhaitent, et il y en a!
    Mais non, on va juste les laisser s'éteindre comme des poissons sur la plage... Classe..
     
  3. kurisutofue

    kurisutofue Membre Gold

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    C'est à cause de la crise c'est çà?

    Maintenant deux solutions possibles:

    Fermer cet hopital iresponsable ou remplacer les iresponsables...

    De nos jours, plus de souplesse possible, vu qu'ils font tout pour se fait battre...
     

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