Sunday, March 10, 2013

Kenny is Dead

I was told that Kenny Ng has died at Vancouver General Hospital.

How often do substitute decision makers make the decision to withdraw treatment. Kenny would have died in his own time.  What a waste of the court's time, the lawyers' times, and the hugh division that has happened between the families.  Not to mention the financial $cost to do this. And the nauseating taste/fear of the system to me. In Canada we have no inherent right to life, liberty and security of person. 

How many deaths are caused by removing life support? By substitute decision makers? By patients themselves? There is no way of knowing. 

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