45% of people under 60 die from cancer so obviously not. If anyone needs end of life care it's a Cancer sufferer. So should the government madate the "talk" to them also or maybe just make it part of everyones check up? Why is Obama only requiring Dr.s to talk to medicare patients? What's his real motivation?Answer Question
Answer by mekarevell at 9:39 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:52 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by MELRN at 9:53 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by kerp1960 at 10:02 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 10:08 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
First of all, your information presented is skewed. It should read that 45% of the people who die before the age of 60 are afflicted with cancer. Second, you give BO way too much power. Do you really think BO sits at home each night and thinks of ways to personally screw you? Everyone should have an advanced HC directive on file- Think of all those who require medical treatment after an accident. These directives cover more than just pulling the plug/DNR wishes.
Answer by Sisteract at 10:10 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by kerp1960 at 10:44 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
I can not tell you how many people both professionally and in my personal life have recently died as a result of with holding routine care... I'm not talking about the with holding of CPR and a respirator but the with holding of an antibiotic for known pneumonia and then giving morphine in huge doses with NO IV fluids--
Can you please explain. How many people? What were their personal situations? WHO made the ultimate decision to withhold treatment? NO physician makes that decision independently- Were ethics panels involved?
Answer by Sisteract at 10:45 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
"Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment."
To try and put a guilt trip on a elderly person because their life sustaining care may be perceived as too costly by the gvt, is not my idea of counseling, it's bullying!
Answer by agentwanda at 1:45 AM on Dec. 29, 2010