Friday, 22 February 2013

Liverpool Care Pathway - No Dignity For The Living

"The elderly male patient lay on a trolley in a sluice room, alongside used vomit bowls, urine bottles and soiled sheets.

Overcrowding had reached such a catastrophic nadir — all the wards were crammed to over-capacity; corridors were even occupied — that there was simply nowhere else to put him."  [Daily Mail]

There is no apparent dignity for the living in our hospitals but they insist that they can give us dignity in dying.

This is House on  "Dying With Dignity" -

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