Ali Bertarian Wrote:
Dec 05, 2012 2:11 PM
You missed one of the author’s salient points. Connor quoted a pediatric nurse who stated “The parents feel coerced, at a very traumatic time, into agreeing that this is correct for their child whom they are told by doctors has only has a few days to live. It is very difficult to predict death. I have seen a 'reasonable' number of children recover after being taken off the pathway.” Connor also wrote, “Is it a way to save money and maximize human resources? If so, then promulgate it as ‘best practices’ and pat yourselves on the back for saving the Queen's treasury a few pennies.” Further, Connor wrote, “Nearly half of all patients placed on the pathway are never informed that life support is being withdrawn until it is too late.”