Fri 31st Oct 2014 | Last updated: Fri 31st Oct 2014 at 14:03pm

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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?

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

My brother’s happy death was the kind we all wish for

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

State rejects archbishop’s call for review of care pathway

Department of Health says it will not launch an inquiry into the Liverpool Care Pathway despite plea from archbishop

Sydney bishop says at Oxford University: let’s not kill off elderly to cut costs

In a lecture Bishop Anthony Fisher says cost-cutting may lead to a compromise on basic moral principles

Ethicist says keeping people alive wastes money

A professor has suggested in the BMJ that hydrating and feeding dementia patients ‘skews’ resources

We must follow the African example and respect our old people properly

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