21st Century Viral Threat, 19th Century Response?

October23

 Some U.S. Hospitals Weigh Withholding Care to Ebola Patients


From the article:

The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.

U.S. hospitals have over the years come under criticism for undertaking measures that prolong dying rather than improve patients’ quality of life.

Who would have thought that hospitals would be discussing withholding caring for patients?  Reminds me of Sarah Palin talking about “death panels”.

 http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/22/us-health-ebola-usa-interventions-idUSKCN0IB2OM20141022

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Posted October 23, 2014 by Sue Says in category In the News

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