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Should doctors be putting newborns onto the Liverpool Care Pathway?
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This is disgraceful. If the patient isnt foing to pull througj. Surely it would better to prepare the family then the lethal injection administered. It is just an over dose of anaesthetic agent. Peaceful, painfree and dignified. I work in the Veterinary Proffesion, I understand that patients can be teriminal and not going to pull through but dehydration and starvation is not the way to die for ANYONE! It is sick! 
"This is euthanasia by the backdoor" - I quite agree. To die in pain and suffering by starvation and dehydration is sick, cruel and heartless. What's worse is that the NHS receives money to make someone's death so painful. The people responsible for this should be prosecuted for wilful manslaughter, if not murder
Next they'll be directed to the left line for 'special treatment.'
I've just never understood how people can say that voluntary euthanasia is somehow morally reprehensible while viewing a painful death by starvation and dehydration as somehow fine. Why does death HAVE to be filled with pain and suffering - and usually those who have to die this way have no choice, the decision is made by health "professionals"??!
My sister in law died yesterday after 5 days on the plan. The plan was agreed without truly understanding the ramifications. We understood the withdrawal of fluids and food but the pain experienced until the last few hours was unacceptable. The Mophine did not touch it. This.may have been an exception but was it exacerabated by the Plan? This certainly was neither peaceful, painfree or dignified.
All non-medical management should be on a fast-track pathway - the quicker the better.
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