Nov. 30, 2012
The London Daily Mail published an explosive report in June citing claims from a top neurologist that elderly patients who are not dying are being euthanized – as many as 130,000 of them.
Professor Pullicino, a consultant neurologist for East Kent Hospitals and Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Kent, made claims during a speech to the Royal Society of Medicine in London that the Liverpool Care Pathway, a method of looking after terminally ill patients when death is imminent, was being employed too often on elderly patients who could live longer.
Now there are new claims from another doctor in Englandthat the Liverpool Care Pathway is being used on severely-disabled newborn babies whose death is not imminent. His assertions are published anonymously in the British Medical Journal.