Look Into It - Euthanasia (The Case For Killing Granny)
The Case For Killing
"Do you still think there's no eugenics agenda?..."
The Health Ranger discusses the new TIME Magazine issue entitled, "How to Die!" which promotes
death panels, killing the elderly to save money (and earn bonuses!), and even yanking feeding tubes out of the
mouths of your own dying parents!
Disgusting eugenics agenda from the dying dinosaur media...
Professor Pullicino said he had returned to work after a weekend to
find the patient unresponsive and his family upset because they had not agreed to place him on the
‘I removed the patient from the LCP despite significant
resistance,’ he said.
‘His seizures came under control
and four weeks later he was discharged home to his family,’ he said.
Professor Pullicino, a consultant
neurologist for East Kent Hospitals and Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Kent, was
speaking to the Royal Society of Medicine in London.
Distressing: The professor has claimed an approved
technique of looking after the terminally ill is not being used in all hospitals
He said: ‘The lack of evidence
for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway makes it an assisted death pathway rather than a care
‘Very likely many elderly
patients who could live substantially longer are being killed by the LCP.
‘Patients are frequently put on
the pathway without a proper analysis of their condition.
‘Predicting death in a time frame
of three to four days, or even at any other specific time, is not possible
This determination in the LCP
leads to a self-fulfilling prophecy. The personal views of the physician or other medical team members of
perceived quality of life or low likelihood of a good outcome are probably central in putting a patient on the
He added: ‘If we accept the
Liverpool Care Pathway we accept that euthanasia is part of the standard way of dying as it is now associated
with 29 per cent of NHS deaths.’
The LCP was developed in the
North West during the 1990s and recommended to hospitals by the National Institute for Health and Clinical
Excellence in 2004.
Medical criticisms of the
Liverpool Care Pathway were voiced nearly three years ago.
Experts including Peter Millard,
emeritus professor of geriatrics at the University of London, and Dr Peter Hargreaves, palliative care
consultant at St Luke’s cancer centre in Guildford, Surrey, warned of ‘backdoor euthanasia’ and the risk that
economic factors were being brought into the treatment of vulnerable patients.
In the example of the
71-year-old, Professor Pullicino revealed he had given the patient another 14 months of life by demanding the
man be removed from the LCP.
Professor Pullicino said the
patient was an Italian who spoke poor English, but was living with a ‘supportive wife and daughter’. He had a
history of cerebral haemorrhage and subsequent seizures.
Professor Pullicino said: ‘I
found him deeply unresponsive on a Monday morning and was told he had been put on the LCP. He was on morphine
via a syringe driver.’ He added: ‘I removed the patient from the LCP despite significant
The patient’s extra 14 months of life came at considerable cost to
the NHS and the taxpayer, Professor Pullicino indicated.
He said he needed extensive
support with wheelchair, ramps and nursing.
After 14 months the patient was
admitted to a different hospital with pneumonia and put on the LCP. The man died five hours
A Department of Health spokesman
said: ‘The Liverpool Care Pathway is not euthanasia and we do not recognise these figures. The pathway is
recommended by NICE and has overwhelming support from clinicians – at home and abroad – including the Royal
College of Physicians.
‘A patient’s condition is monitored at least every four hours and,
if a patient improves, they are taken off the Liverpool Care Pathway and given whatever treatments best
suit their new needs.’
A fictional story, 'The Unproductive' is a provocative look at effects of the euthanasia debate
on a relationship: how it can divide and devastate, as well as create a sense of helplessness at having to make a
life or death decision. The story also touches upon the ever-increasing competition between independent and
established news media; that is, the conflict this causes between two cousins whose perceptions of reality are
shaped by quite different news media sources. 'The Unproductive' was somewhat influenced by the Terri (Schindler)
Schiavo saga, which occurred in 2005. http://theunproductivefilm.com/