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Thread #162443   Message #3867468
Posted By: Senoufou
21-Jul-17 - 07:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Very Sad Case Of Charlie Gard
Subject: RE: BS: The Very Sad Case Of Charlie Gard
Exactly Iaians. I wonder too about the Compensation Culture. Doctors must fear repercussions if they let a patient 'slip away' out of compassion, then have to be answerable to a Court about their actions.
However, one can't have doctors deciding to bump off patients with no recourse to an ethics committee/guidelines of some sort.

The so-called 'Liverpool Pathway' is a rather chilling example of withdrawing sustenance from the terminally ill in order to hasten their death.

I suppose each case has to be considered on its individual merits.

I know from what my retired sister has told me about her days as a hospital doctor that they face daily very difficult situations and conditions. The pressures are enormous (and of course, resources stretched to the limit).