Should matters of life and death really be the subject of guesswork? Do doctors really have such high opinions of themselves that they think they may determine, god-like, what shall be the span of another's life?
They hide behind the jargon of their trade.
With pretence and with platitude, they may pronounce another to be dying, in certain knowledge that they know not for certain that this is the case.
It is all 'smoke and mirrors' given formal procedure and practice via a ritualised 'pathway' to the next world.
Doctors do not have to live with their decisions; we do.
And doctors always bury their mistakes.
Here is The Telegraph -
Patient death pathway 'based on guesswork’
The controversial “death pathway” has come under renewed attack from doctors, lawyers and campaigners who said staff using it had to guess when patients were nearing the end of life.