“We don’t want an advance directive that could be hazardous to our health!”

By Nancy Valko When I first became a registered nurse in 1969, ICUs (intensive care units) were still new. The first one I worked was set up in the former visitors’ lounge and we learned how to read EKGs (heart tracings) by using a book. By the early 1970s, I worked in a surgical/trauma ICU …

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People with severe dementia should be starved and dehydrated to death to save money says BMJ editorial

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note.  Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. There is an editorial in the British Medical Journal  by a retired professor of philosophy titled ‘Sanctity of life law has gone too …

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