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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post


    So with nationalized healthcare, a judge gets to make the decisions about the medical care for your children.

    Hmmm. I think I'll pass. Kinda sounds like one of those "death panels".
    first of all - our hospital denied him because they said he can't be helped. no matter where he is, they are out of treatments

    second of all - here an insurance company would have a 'death panel' and decide if he lived or died based on money. and they typically pick our your doctor as well. and often times offer deals and gifts to the medical community

    its a sad case.
    if the doctors are right, he's going to die and the humane thing is to let him to do.

    the family said he has responses, but sometiems families mistake natural jerks for a sign of brain activity that just isn't there.

    if they want a third opnion, they should get it. but after 3, they need to let go

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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    I just feel awful for the family. I know if this were me and my children I would be overwhelmed with hurt and desperation. I would try everything in my power to keep my babies alive but if they are in a veg. state, I would have to tell someone else to give the call. I could never be the one to say let him/her go. I think this is just a lose/lose situation and pray for the well-being of that family.
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    Re: Canadian government orders child off life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Love how everyone ignored your post. But this is true.

    The government has a say because people often take advantage of free healthcare.
    People believe what they want to believe. The typical strategy is to flat out call you wrong, or simply ignore you and continue talking about something else.

    Either way, I'm right.

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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

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    So with nationalized healthcare, a judge gets to make the decisions about the medical care for your children.

    Hmmm. I think I'll pass. Kinda sounds like one of those "death panels".
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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    We have our ways of doing things here in Canada, you have yours. So if you can kindly keep your hand out of our business that would be appreciated.
    If debating is not what you came here for, then maybe you should try something else. Jeepers.
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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    The husband won in court.... the government TRIED to intervene, and failed. The husbands decision was enforced... as it should have been.
    Noting different from what I had written.

    From your wiki source:

    On February 25, 2005, a Pinellas County judge ordered the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. Several appeals and federal government intervention followed, which included U.S. President George W. Bush returning to Washington D.C. to sign legislation designed to keep her alive. After all attempts at appeals through the federal court system were unsuccessful, Schiavo's feeding tube was disconnected on March 18, 2005. She died at a Pinellas Park hospice on March 31.

    Did you not find it astonishing that your government tried to go over a court's ruling? Wow.
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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    There is no question that the child is going to die. The argument is over whether or not the hospital (and the government) should collude with the parents to perform unnecessary surgery on a dying child to satisfy the parents' desire as to the location that the death takes place. (and incidentally to pick up the tab for it.)
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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    It was about the fact that a JUDGE, not the doctor and the parents working together, made the decision regarding taking the child off the ventilator.
    Reminds me of Terry Schiavo.

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    Re: Canadian government orders child off life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I think its a good story and shows probably the biggest problem with any kind of socialized medicine, that is that there simply isn't enough money to give everyone the absolute best and longest care.
    So you're saying the problem with socialized healthcare is exactly the same as the problem with privatized health care?

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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    This case is a terrible tragedy, but there is not one thing that any person could have done differently that would have made any meaningful difference in the outcome. It doesn't matter when the baby dies or where, and thus it really doesn't matter who decides.
    it obviously matters to the parents, or this wouldn't be a story on dp

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