Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tonight on Marti Oakley's T. S. Radio: Hospice Survivors and Victims With Carly Walden

5:00 pm PST … 6:00 pm MST …
7:00 pm CST … 8:00 pm ES
Carly hosts: Dorothy Knightly

Dorothy's husband was put into Hospice. Unknown to them, was the fact that her husband had an infection. Because he was in Hospice, the infection was not treated and became septic. The infection was not treated because he had been put into "palliative care".....meaning terminal sedation. Palliative care (terminal, hastening the end of life) is started after 'futility of care" is pronounced by the physician.

Imagine seeing your loved one drugged into a stupor so that death comes long before it should. Refusing to treat an infection and allowing it to progress into a life-threatening event? Withholding nutrition and hydration is standard procedure. Add the intentional withholding of necessary medical care, and then drug the individual so that they can not cry out or complain. It is a slow and painful death.

We treat prisoners on death row better than we treat the elderly or the disabled. At least a death row prisoner gets a last meal and the process of death is comparably swift, and a prisoner can appeal the efforts to end his life. Not so in Hospice.

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Kim said...

I appreciate these shows which always have information I was not aware of. Thank you, NASGA.

NASGA said...

Kim, Marti Oakley deserves all the credit. She does these shows on hospice and guardianship and other subjects on her own. She puts a lot of time and effort into it.

We're glad you're reading our Blog, though!

B Inberg said...

I saw the suffering of our family member who was put into hospice by her temporary guardian because medicare time was up slow and painful way to die from starvation and dehydration I was warned not to give our loved one a drink of water if I did the nursing home would have called the police to have me removed. Those involved in the torture of human beings deserve the lowest level of Hell.