Monday, 20 August 2012

Liverpool Care Pathway – A Communitarian Pathway

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, proposes a ‘complete lives system’ of healthcare.

This is an extract from the paper he joint-authors with Govind Persad BS a and Alan Wertheimer PhD a, published in The Lancet –
“Ultimately, the complete lives system does not create 'classes of Untermenschen whose lives and well being are deemed not worth spending money on,' but rather empowers us to decide fairly whom to save when genuine scarcity makes saving everyone impossible.”
This is called “communitarianism”.

Communitarianism is already up and running, here, in the UK. 

‘Quality of life’ assessments are being made to determine who is treated and who is not.

Those with learning disability, those mentally impaired in whatever manner or form, the old, the vulnerable, are not being selected for treatment.

These are the victims of “communitarianism” by omission. 

There are victims of “communitarianism” by commission, given DNR notices or slapped onto the LCP.

Liverpool Care Pathway – In Place Of Ageism

And here 
Liverpool Care Pathway – If The Facts Fit...

The old and the disabled, by mental or by physical impairment, are at risk. But let us make it plain,- there are no untermenschen.

That is not to say, however, that there are no ubermenschen.

All menschen are equal, but some menschen are more equal than others!

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