A doctor reports in the Calgary Herald on assisted suicide in
I was caring for a 76-year-old man who came in with a sore on his arm.
If Shipman was callous and totally lacking in any sensitivity to the enormity of his deeds, then the attitude of this doctor must be judged in like manner. The doctor is calmly discussing the taking of a life.
…barbiturate overdoses "work very well" for patients like this
…she had done this many times before
It is surreal. There is no care or concern for the patient as a human being. It is a process, a formality. A procedure is become a brutal, callous, thoughtless conveyer belt devoid of feeling, sanitised by a cruel logic.
With every new case, the medical personnel become more case-hardened. It is obscene.
It is reported in these pages how one doctor’s timely intervention prevented a patient's life being taken on the
Liverpool Care Pathway. The consultant in charge of this patient had been blinkered by the conveyer belt logic of the ‘end of life’ protocols. It took someone refusing to step inside the box and to continue thinking out of the box to step in and make the difference.
Making a difference… That used to be the reason for going into medicine. Sadly, that is no longer the case. Medicine, as practiced by the NHS (National-socialist Health Service) is become a machine against which we must all rage!