There is too much evidence that the LCP is being used by some doctors as euthanasia by the back door, and that they are wilfully failing to consult: the Health Secretary will be ignored
Topic: end of life care
Jeremy Hunt orders an inquiry into the Liverpool Care Pathway, and says patients and relatives must be consulted. But will the doctors pay any attention?
It was a significant contrast to the sad, hasty and solitary deaths so many people are subjected to, not least on the Liverpool Care Pathway
Department of Health says it will not launch an inquiry into the Liverpool Care Pathway despite plea from archbishop
In a lecture Bishop Anthony Fisher says cost-cutting may lead to a compromise on basic moral principles
A professor has suggested in the BMJ that hydrating and feeding dementia patients ‘skews’ resources
The recent scandals in the NHS highlight our society’s lack of respect for old people. We should offer more help to families caring for relatives, but we also have to change our attitude towards the elderly