Hospitals treating Liverpool Care Pathway as just another ‘thing to do’
Hospitals are placing patients on the controversial “pathway” to death without proper training for staff or even understanding how it works, some of Britain’s leading specialists in care for the dying have acknowledged.
Take something difficult, requiring great judgement and tact, that has been trialled on a small scale, then roll it out across an organisation 1.4 million people strong.
No, no, of course it won’t descend from an alleviation of the pain of imminent death into a widescale bureaucratic slaughter of the inconveniently ill.
For that’s just not how the real world works is it?