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Thursday, 8 November 2012

"Demented Pryke Murders Euthanasia"

End-of-life medical care ‘not euthanasia’
 
 
"Black's Law Dictionary"
 
Euthanasia; The act or practice of painlessly putting to death persons suffering from incurable and distressing disease as an act of mercy.
 
 
A CONTROVERSIAL programme which allows doctors in some cases to withdraw food and water from dying patients is used in Jersey but is ‘not euthanasia’, the Health Minister has said.
 
Deputy Anne Pryke was responding to a question from Senator Sarah Ferguson about the Liverpool Care Pathway, a programme for delivering palliative care to people with a terminal illness.

There has been criticism in the UK press recently about the programme, which recommends in some circumstances doctors withdraw treatment, food and water from sedated patients in their final days.

Family members have complained that their relatives were denied rehydration in hospital and died in acute pain and discomfort with no knowledge of, or agreement to, being put on the pathway.

Senator Ferguson said that she had concerns that the programme might be used to ‘hasten death’ and this had been compounded by the fact that it was reported that UK hospitals were being paid to use the Liverpool Care Pathway.






16 comments:

  1. OMG - this is seriously worrying, and without a question from Sarah Ferguson we would never have known that the LCP is administered in Jersey.

    I wonder just how many patients this has applied to without their families and loved ones being aware? Moreso as in some of the cases in the UK when families have been aware they have resumed the fluids and a full recovery has been made.

    I am quite frankly shocked and this is now certainly 'The Hospital of Horrors'. What else don't we know?

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  2. "A CONTROVERSIAL programme which allows doctors in some cases to withdraw food and water from dying patients is used in Jersey but is ‘not euthanasia’, the Health Minister has said."


    Pryke is actually correct for once (advice taken by lawyers no doubt) as the definition above states, it is "not euthanasia" at all, what it is, in fact, is "Torture".

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  3. I can relate to this as three people very close to me suffered terrible deaths in hospital care both here and on the mainland,two died screeming and one died unexpectedly during the night,it was also noticed that on two occasions the day before they died a syringe type machine was connected to them (in the vein), this machine seemed to have a mind of its own it was under the bed clothes and would make a burring sound every five mins or so.

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  4. Can I mention nurse m here, just a thought, and much less suffering.

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  5. There are thousands of horror stories you can read of relatives who have watched their loved ones die in hospices around the world. I've seen it first hand here and it is not dignified.

    In my untrained opinion they die of a morphine overdose, not the terminal illness that we are led to believe. There is drug that instantly reverses the effects of morphine, it's used to save the lives of drug users and in cases of legally administered drug errors.

    I've always wondered, what would happen if you gave this drug to some one about to die of cancer in a hospice. If they suddenly regained consciousness and didn't die in the next 24hrs you have to ask yourself what was actually killing them?

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  6. Good game isn't it. Get rid of the old poor sod's so that beds become vacant but more to the point the consultants can do more private work as they are not bogged down by the poor very ill people. It gets better but not for you street lot. With the help of the JEP spin machine, slowly feeding in the idea that what was a wish is now talked of as fait accomply a shiny new hospital.

    Here is the best bit, a minister that is incompetent a hospital management the size of a small army, and consultants that treat the hospital as their own sodden business. Now they want the taxpayer to buy them a new hospital but no talk of efficiency and reducing desperately long waiting lists for people that are in pain that cannot afford to go private. All you hear is give us a new hospital.

    You could not make this stuff up, states members should look and see how a hospital of about the same size in the UK with waiting lists of no longer than 16 weeks, and transparent, tell all, figures operate as a bench mark. Otherwise ask the Jersey taxman to provide figures of consultants in Jersey tax returns and then see what they are paid compared to what they are earning in there jobs at the hospital. That will tell you how much private work they are doing.

    Now we are getting somewhere, away from the rubbish Pryke is drip feeding states members who should be far more business like and less trusting of this regime and its paint by numbers puppet minister, if they have any common sense.

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    1. Pryke is a servile nut who will say what she is told to say, she is as dangerous as the fruitcake!!!

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    2. Won't be long before the private civil suites hit this crazy cow!!!

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  7. 'private civil suites hit this crazy cow' - Is someone throwing sofa's around now ?

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  8. Unelected, unsafe,well out of her depth!

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  9. Only you could be so thick as to publish my post taking the piss out of your poor grammar without realising that's what it was. Still, enough people will have seen it by the time you suddenly decide to take it down.

    I'll be doing a few more in the future, and then pointing them out after they've been up for a day, so everyone will be reminded of what an illiterate loser you are.

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    1. You mock only yourself fool, coz I don't give a rats ass :)

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    2. Again coward, if you muster the courage to post under the identification your 'rather let down' parents gave you, I am happy to post your trite shite, if not, toodle pip :)

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    3. Ian, I am sorry, I am an alcoholic and your last comment really got to me. It was not my fault what my parents did to me, the shame I feel I have to take out on someone. Your right, I am a coward, I don't want to be though, and I wish I had your courage, please forgive me. I am so sorry.

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    4. That's ok anon, whilst I hate being slagged off by the nameless, I do understand your plight to some extent, it happens a lot in Jersey. Try to focus your life on something good and worthy, find your peace in this life....

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