Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Not For Me

The dashing young doctors mandate care is discontinued for you but certainly not for them. Your life is deemed no longer worth living and for you, there is no reprieve and no forgiving. Futile care death is simply imposed and your case is summarily and permanently closed.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Our Progressive Doctors

It is not comforting to think that physicians first allegiance may no longer be to the patient but to the Obama Care health service. After all, what could cheapen the value of life faster than government cutting reimbursement to the doctors really willing to fight for patient lives? Caring for the sickest is naturally an expensive proposition so why not just save our Federal masters a bucket of money and die quickly and quietly. The new mantra of the progressive Left (who of course would exempt themselves from having care withheld) could be "a good American is a dead American".

Monday, February 27, 2012

Defending Innocent Life

Today's edition of The Blaze features another terrifying hint of the life-cheapening direction in which our culture has fallen, with Liz Klimas chronicling how innocent infants are the coming target for the culture of death here: Two so-called ethicists from Australia have published an article that it is morally acceptable to dispense with babies if they will burden the family or society. God help humanity if they give any credence to these eugenics enthusiasts.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Medicine Without Mercy

Are doctors developing a relentless and ruthless determination to make certain that patients die sooner than they necessarily would have as a means of saving "finite" medical resources and holding down cost, and are physicians being taught a perversion of ethics that cheapens and devalues the individual human being, reducing life to the cold calculation of a cost-benefit analysis? With individual worth and the very value of life already under assault, will the coming "Obama Care" mean life prolonging treatment will be denied ever faster, making America's most common cause of death medical personnel taking away that which would allow the patient to live?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Depravity and Deceit

Society has long accepted a patient's right to die but in so doing, embarked down the slippery slope to making earlier than necessary death a resource-conserving and cost-saving obligation on those who could survive and perhaps even return to functional status had their care only been maintained. In my Father's case, his doctors hid their malign intentions from us. Denying life prolonging measures is obvious dereliction- if we starved Dad and denied him water at home, we would rightly have been charged with neglect- but somehow, Vanderbilt medical staff may withhold hydration and nutrition, meaning and succeeding at speeding death with absolute impunity. Heed this warning now, before someone you love is claimed by "medical futility policy" later.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Does Anyone Care?

Doctors are now refusing life-saving treatment and even basic sustenance to patients and deliberately hastening deaths and when apprising members of the community of the circumstances of my Father's death, we are met with quizzical looks, bemused expressions, outright disbelief, and people thinking we are absolutely crazy. Warnings that should be taken seriously are ignored far too often. In the case of "futile care policy", ignorance is not bliss but an invitation to great peril at the hands of medical practitioners turned predators.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Medicine's New Victims

Who is more vulnerable than a critical care patient? Who is more helpless than someone dependent on medical staff to survive? Until my Father was caught in Vanderbilt's terminal trap, I had never heard the terms "medical futility" or "futile care policy". Learn about these insidious hazards now and fight them before life sustaining care is denied to someone you love.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Futile Care" Crisis

Fatal outcomes are being imposed on patients by hospital staff as life sustaining measures are deliberately withheld and this should be a monumental story. The very notion that doctors are now empowered to override the advance directive of the patient and the desires of the patient's family is not widely known and hardly ever publicized. Medical futility policy is even somewhat obscure among medical professionals, but from the experience of my Father, I will attest that physicians are in fact ignoring both patients and their surrogates who seek care that will prolong life and intentionally orchestrating patient deaths.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Breach of Trust

A patient enters a hospital seeking help, not to have life prolonging measures withheld and certainly not to be killed. The patient is ultimately vulnerable in many cases, due to ill health, essentially a prisoner of the medical facility. What is a patient and/or their family to do when the so-called care team assumes Providential judgement and determines life is no longer worth living? Who can place their faith in a doctor who when help is most needed, denies patients life sustaining care?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Doctor as Executioner

Only now are we coming to the realization that any or all of us may end our lives at the hands of "medical predation" (predation as in the patient being finished off with the physician as the hunter- this is not hyperbole but precisely what befell my Father). Only when my Dad's orchestrated death was an accomplished fact did I have the opportunity to explore medical futility/futile care policy and what I have discovered is terrifying. I encourage you to take to heart the work of Wesley J. Smith and commend this article especially to you: If enough of us militate now against this medical obscenity, perhaps we will avert having to die this way ourselves later.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sport of Medicine

With extant or coming "death panels", will doctors be remunerated more for each patient they determine is no longer viable? Will physicians be compensated more by their Federal medical masters for writing off a patient under the auspices of "medical futility" and discontinuing treatment than for trying to actually prolong the life of the patient? What is here already or coming soon is as bad or worse than the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, wherein African-Americans were used as unwary test subjects as a venereal disease was allowed to run wild, the similarly evil Guatemala Syphilis Experiment, and even rises to the level of the Nazi Action T4 program that promoted medical murder of so-called "undesirables". Denying informed consent, withholding life-sustaining care (including nutrition and hydration), and engaging in deliberate deception of the patient and patient's family nears what doctors were tried for at Nuremberg.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bed of Lies

An institution of immense wealth and power feels it is able to create a whole cloth narrative of events and bend facts at will. Ultimately though, they will be judged by a vastly higher authority.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Decades of Doubt

However long the good Lord grants me, I will never trust physicians again. After doctors deliberately hastened my Dad's death, my Mother is terrified she will face the same fate. Her fear is justified.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Missing Our "Simcha"

Oh the many petty games we played/ The countless mistakes we made/ Others' transgressions for which only we paid/ Forever in the bed our enemies made

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Every Precious Breath

No innocent human being deserves to be written off. The Peter Singer/Ezekiel Emanuel culture of death ethos must be exposed and banished.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Value of Experience

If a society does not recognize the inherent worth of elders, then soon enough all life will be devalued. Those who debase the sanctity of life from unborn to those over a hundred years of age will soon find others to target as well.

Monday, February 13, 2012

"Death Panels" Exist

Sarah Palin was mocked by some for her characterization of "death panels" being included in Obama Care legislation. I am now certain that lives are already being intentionally truncated at the very least by hospitals arrogating that authority to themselves with sufficient legal cover to protect them from criminal liability. Civil recourse is hardly sufficient recompense for shortened lives.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Disabled a Target

My Father was without a doubt handicapped. Since early November 2011, he needed the assistance of others to live. Dad had accumulated sufficient resources that he would never necessarily have become a burden whose care was funded by the state. Father's death was deliberately hastened and surely he is not the only patient so targeted.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Merciless Machine

Hospitals were not established to orchestrate death. To have nutrition and hydration denied to those who have the most urgent need for it is beyond bestial. There are Terri Schiavo-type cases going unreported in US healthcare facilities.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Ageism in Practice

At what chronological age should patients be denied care? How old is too old to maintain life sustaining measures? I would contend the aged and infirm, the halt and the lame, the weak and weary need and merit society's protection most.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Words Ring Hollow

Dad was determined to make it home. Tomorrow, Father returns in an urn. Things will never be the same.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Patient Please Beware

Dear reader, you owe it to yourself and your family to research "futile care policy". In this case, what you don't know can very literally kill you.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Counting for Something

What is a life worth? How do you measure the value of a human being? When one's productive capacity diminishes, does that negate one's very humanity? When did we relinquish our right to live to the none to tender mercies of health care providers? Patients and their families beware!

Monday, February 6, 2012

No Old Times

When the young are given fiat to terminate their elders, civilization has fallen into barbarism. Physicians can not be permitted the power of death without due process, a protection given even the most heinous murderer. Innocent life must have at least the same protection.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fight for Life

Are my readers aware that medical care may be withheld because a physician asserts "medical futility"? My family had not heard of this odious concept until it was too late.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Broken Promise

Chronological age should not be a measure of worth. Being handicapped should not place one in automatic jeopardy. All innocent human life has value.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Our Providential Masters

Euthanasia should not be tolerated in America. Eugenics should never be permitted (again). The aged and infirm deserve our care and protection. Resources are not so finite as to deny possibly life saving care. The culture of life must be defended.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Medicine or Manslaughter?

Does the patient or patient's family have any say in the course of treatment or is it now the function of doctor(s) to control destiny? When did it become acceptable for physicians to play God?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Killing Kind

Learning the difference between losing a loved one and having someone taken is the most bitter education one can experience. We will never have peace with recent events.