Posts Tagged ‘Liverpool Care Pathway’

End-of-life protocol to be abolished in UK Comments 0

Friday, July 19th, 2013

A controversial end-of-life protocol is to be abolished in Britain following an independent review that found numerous cases of abuse and suffering among dying patients. The report on the Liverpool Care Pathway echoed concerns raised by Catholic physicians and by Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, who said doctors were being asked “to make a definitive Read more

Bishop concerned about Liverpool Care Pathway Comments 0

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has issued a pastoral letter to express concerns about the Liverpool Care Pathway and its use in the care of the dying in English hospitals. “Its intentions are benign,” he writes, “yet as a pastor, my own experience, together with anecdotal evidence, suggests that what should be supported dying becomes blurred Read more

Why the sudden hysteria about the Liverpool Care Pathway? Comments 0

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

The Liverpool Care Pathway has been used for years, “So what has caused the current hysteria,” asks Dr. Kate Granger. “I seem to recollect that a few years ago the approach was criticised by some eminent doctors in the national press but after a couple of articles and a little disquiet the debate simmered down Read more

UK launches inquiry into Liverpool Care Pathway Comments 0

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The British Government has announced an independent review of an end-of-life protocol used in New Zealand hospitals, following allegations that it is being used as a means of euthanasia for the terminally ill. The inquiry will focus on the Liverpool Care Pathway, designed to ease the suffering of patients in their last hours or days Read more

Media battle for euthanasia being waged in Britain Comments 0

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

A media battle for euthanasia is being waged in Britain in the wake of a court decision refusing a paralysed man the right to end his life. Tony Nicklinson, paralysed from the neck down after a stroke seven years ago, died of natural causes a week after three High Court judges ruled that Parliament should Read more

Care pathway not euthanasia of elderly Comments 0

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

A report on Professor Patrick Pullicino’s comments about The Liverpool Care Pathway which was published  the The Daily Mail was based on sweeping generalisations and lacked accuracy says John Kleinsman, Director of The Nathaniel Centre – the New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. Pullicino was reported as saying doctors had turned the use of the Liverpool Care Pathway Read more

Care pathway leads to euthanasia, doctor claims Comments 3

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

A senior neuroscientist says doctors in Britain are prematurely ending the lives of elderly hospital patients through a programme that is also used in New Zealand hospitals. Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of the Liverpool Care Pathway into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly. Professor Pullicino, a consultant neurologist for Read more