Mr. Lamb has asked a panel of experts to undertake a "wide-ranging review" of the LCP guidelines. This will be the umpteenth version! They're like Microsoft.They roll out the new platform before they've ironed out all the problems and let the punters find the errors for them. Trouble is the LCP is no virtual Death Ride; it's the real McCoy!
Mr. Lamb is also “uncomfortable” using the word “pathway” in relation to death. He has asked a panel of experts to "come up" with something else. How unfortunate for Mr. Lamb that he does not like the sound of the word "Pathway" in relation to death. He should count himself lucky he has not found himself launched forth upon it!
Whatever euphemism Mr. Lamb's (death) panel of "experts" might dream up, it's the same dirty process.
I am distraught and I despair that these events have befallen this family. The picture is of me and my lovely mum, murdered on the NHS (National-socialist Health Service). Murdered. Is that too strong a word? Her life was taken without her permission. By omission and by commission, actions taken and not taken conspired to end her life. She was kept in ignorance of what was proceeding before her very eyes, as were we. Was she, then, not murdered?
Eight years before the Pathway took her life from her, my dear mum was diagnosed with cancer and given a death sentence of six months. She was not "dying" when they put her on the Pathway and she was not "dying" then! She just needed curative rather than palliative care.
My dear mum, ever forthright and determined, survived an operation and lived.
"This controversial programme was developed in the 1990s at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in conjunction with that city’s Marie Curie Hospice. It was intended to enable the terminally ill in hospitals to have the sort of “good death” available to patients who are cared for in their last days in hospices.
Widely praised by many in the medical establishment as “taking the sting out of death” by ending artificial efforts to prolong life and focusing instead on making the end as comfortable as possible, it has been widely adopted throughout the NHS."
Her operation was by no means a "futile" course to follow. She wasn't prepared to just lay down and die without a fight. It was the same indomitable spirit that saw her, that saw this country, through the Second World War. It provided her with another eight years of life, not optimum but happy, and only cut short at that by this murderous protocol.
Here follows a story of a
lass, 74 years young.
This is a story of a lady who, reportedly, was denied a curative treatment that could have saved her life. It has been policy in the NHS to deny curative treatments to the old.
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