Friday, 17 May 2013

Liverpool Care Pathway - Submissions To The Review

The LCP Review Submission prepared in an individual capacity by Professor David Jones

sets out a Catholic understanding of the ethical principles relevant to the evaluation of end-of-life care.
This is available here.

Professor Jones says that 
It explains the concerns that generated the call, by Archbishop Peter Smith, Chair of the Department for Citizenship and Responsibility, for an inquiry into the implementation of the Pathway and identifies empirical questions that need to be answered in order to address these concerns. Catholic News
As Professor Jones says, his Review Submission is prepared in an individual capacity and, therefore, it is rather grandiose of him to 
     a) claim to set out a Catholic understanding of the ethical principles pertaining to EoLC when,
     b) that does not admit of his bias in favour of EoLC Pathways in general and of the LCP in particular which
     c) also admit of unproven medical and scientific assumptions that it is possible to diagnose dying.

A comment on Professor Jones' Review Statement is here-


Patrick Pullicino
Anthony Cole
Philip Howard

One Response to Comment on DJ review for CH
  1. Dr.OMeGa! says:
    I would also like to point out that the views of all Muslim practitioners regarding end of life care are not accurately expressed by those appointed to represent them in Government circles, or at the GMC and NMC, since experience of a) abducting an eye doctor, and gouging his eyes out before killing him and dumping his body, b) abducting a cardiologist and cutting out his heart before killing him and dumping his body, and c) kidnapping a female journalist, and cutting her breasts off before killing her are not yet compulsory sections of the Liverpool Care Pathway

- Mail Online

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