Do not resuscitate: reflections on an ethical dilemma.
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And the major media outlets give physicians like Ira Byock, MD and Joanne Lynn, MD the royal treatment in terms of coverage. Their words are "the voice" of hospice in America today. In the "" television special on death and dying hosted by the late Tim Russert of NBC, Byock and Lynn are both included (representing hospice and palliative care) among the 14 presenters. Karen Stanley, RN, MSN, AOCN (from yes, Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, California) speaks as does Arthur Caplan, PhD (one of the leading secular bioethicists in America). Willard Gaylin, MD, the self-proclaimed communist, euthanasia advocate, and co-founder of the Hastings Center is also included. What does that tell you? And, the program is funded by, no surprise here: The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation that funded the Last Acts initiatives (naming Hospice of the Florida Suncoast a Rallying Points regional hospice center), that has funded many of the educational programs to change how Americans die and think about dying, promoting the quality of life ethic, not the sanctity of life ethic.
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True reform of the health care system can never occur when methods of hastening death or directly imposing death are included in the mix. Respect for the patient's life and clinically excellent end-of-life care are not possible when euthanasia, assisted-suicide and/or palliative sedation are used to impose death. They are mutually exclusive.
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Well, I've mentioned these before, but let's get into the details. The "" ("P.O.L.S.T.") forms are being implemented in many states around the country and will likely soon be made available in every state. P.O.L.S.T. is considered a "paradigm" by those promoting them. The "paradigm" is the model way of thinking about and implementing orders that limit life-sustaining treatments at the end-of-life. And that is the key thing about these forms: they are orders, not "a patient's wishes," and a physician is supposed to fill them out after considering the patient's wishes.