Thank you, Quazi!
I hold no hope for these people in charge. The people in charge of making these decisions on our healthcare are typically rich, and like it or not they may not have our best interests at heart. I just realize that no matter the system the guys without money get screwed, and the best thing to do is be frugal, mind your health, and save up as much money as possible. It's not fair how the medicine you need is expensive enough to give you a heart-attack: that's irony at its finest. What a buncha shmucks!
Being 60 y/o, I have my doubts whether the government would have spent the money to save his life, nor should they have the authority to make that decision, either way.
2. That it is alleged that some patients are being put on the LCP without them or their families being told.
3. That it is alleged that hospitals are being rewarded for putting patients on the LCP.
4. That the Health Minister thinks that despite some problems the LCP is a tremendous advance in patient care, or words to that effect.
“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
**The patient may have been lucid enough to give the doctor permission early on without the family knowing...one person in the family may take exception to the rest of the family's decision if the patient wasn't lucid. There could be many reasons for this. This article takes the worst possible editorial position: they allowed the patient to die without his/his family's consent.
Thank you, Quazi!