Friday, January 29, 2016

Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: CARP is now a pro-euthanasia advocacy group.

CARP speaks for 300,000 plus members without consulting each member on this most important issue. Susan Eng from CARP said CARP wants euthanasia on demand.  According to the Carter decison, it is up to the patient to ask for euthanasia if the patient is suffering or thinks he is suffering.   It is not up to a doctor.

Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: CARP is now a pro-euthanasia advocacy group.:


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Euthanasia on Demand v. Free Trade (no regulations)

From Globe and Mail January 27 2016 CARP exec says she was fired over neutral approach to assisted dying.

Slippery Slope is already here.

CARP speaks for 300,000 Canadians, really (did 300,000 members vote on this issue)


Susan Eng was told on Tuesday that she was no longer needed as the executive vice-president of advocacy at CARP Canada. She then learned on Wednesday that she was being replaced by Wanda Morris, the head of Dying with Dignity Canada, which advocates for access to physician-assisted dying and against unnecessary barriers when safeguards are being imposed to protect the vulnerable.

The dismissal by Mr. Znaimer occurred as the federal government is preparing to change the law around assisted dying. Parliamentary hearings have already begun on the matter. "The only reason he fired me was so that they can put out an official position for CARP saying that they want to insist on assisted dying on demand," said Ms. Eng, a Toronto lawyer and former chair of the city's police services board.



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

the Noval case and how the medical system and his family hastened his death

The following article is from: http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/02/06/43641.htm
A copy of the actual filing may be viewed here:
http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/02/06/Kaiser.pdf
and at
http://legalstuff.kaiserpapers.org/pdfs/victorino-noval.pdf

         
Grim Complaint Against Kaiser Hospital - Victorino Noval Kaiser victim and Hector A. Noval his Personal Representative
By WILLIAM DOTINGA
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) -

     A son claims a Kaiser hospital ignored his wealthy father's power of attorney so the plaintiff's greedy siblings could collect multimillion-dollar inheritances.

     Hector Noval sued Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and affiliates, a doctor and two social workers on behalf of his father, Victorino Noval, who died in May 2010 after a "terminal extubation." Noval says his father had been involuntarily admitted to Kaiser's intensive care unit for pneumonia on April 28, 2010, while suffering from early-stage of Parkinson's and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

     Before being hospitalized, Noval, 78, "lived in his own home, drove his own vehicle, and performed his own activities of daily living," according to the Superior Court complaint. "He was worth $60 million and had annual income of $3 million. He made investments and controlled his finances. He suffered from no neurological deficiencies. He did not have dementia or diminished capacity, He functioned independent of others. He was in no way nearing death, an irreversible coma, or a persistent vegetative state. Upon hospitalization, he only required temporary oxygen support while the pneumonia infection in his lungs cleared and he regained his strength. His condition was no more serious than that."

     However, Hector Noval says, two of his sisters, Lourdes Frost and Tania Noval, told Kaiser doctors, "falsely and fraudulently," that their father had "'advanced' Parkinson's disease" and had been declining for 6 months before his hospitalization.

     He claims that his siblings' false and fraudulent statements included "that he 'would not want to be hooked to a machine like a ventilator,' even if just temporarily, and that 'he had expressed this to [his] daughter both when he is well, and when not so well.' Frost and Noval told defendants that decedent 'would not [have] wanted to be resuscitated if he is to pass away ... he would want to die peacefully if that was to happen.' Each of these statements were untrue. Defendants performed no diligence into their veracity and accepted them as true."

     Neither sister is named as a defendant.

     Plaintiff Noval claims that on the day his father was admitted, April 28, 2010, he "expressed his desire that decedent be transported to Cedar Sinai in Beverly Hills, California for treatment and that he not be treated at Kaiser. Defendants acknowledged these desires but refused to honor them." (Emphasis in complaint.)

     Noval says he has three adult siblings. He says his sisters Lourdes Frost and Tania Noval "desired decedent's death to collect their multimillion-dollar inheritances." He claims that Tania Noval "had a pre-existing relationship with [defendant social worker Anthony] Tapia.

     Hector Noval claims that after his father was "sedated for comfort," Frost filed with Kaiser a copy of their father's durable power of attorney for health care, dating from July 1999. He says the power of attorney named him and Frost as their father's attorney in fact, and that California law required the defendants to get consent from both of them to make health care decisions for their father.

     But he says, "Defendants did not of this. They never disclosed the DPOA [durable power of attorney] to plaintiff or advised him of his rights or responsibilities therein. Neither did Frost or [defendant] Noval. Plaintiff was never made aware of the DPOA or his rights and responsibilities therein."

     In the days that followed, Hector Noval says, his father's doctor, defendant Richard Bradburne, and social worker Tapia met with his sisters and discussed their father's condition, medical outlook and quality of life.

     On May 3, he says, Dr. Bradburne prescribed "1-2 more weeks of continued aggressive treatment for the decedent. Plaintiff was at Kaiser at the time and again requested that defendants transport decedent to Cedar Sinai or a like facility. Defendants refused. They never disclosed the DPOA or discussed it with plaintiff, and plaintiff went unaware of his rights in the matter."

     Hector Noval claims that on May 4 his sisters "met with Tapia and told him that 'the entire family' desired terminal extubation, i.e. the withdrawal of treatment and death. 'The entire family' did not desire terminal extubation. Frost and [Tania] Noval instructed Tapia to contact a Catholic priest to visit [Victorino] Noval and read his last rites. Tapia did so. Tapia then communicated to defendants that the 'family' desired terminal extubation. No one contacted plaintiff or informed him that any of this was taking place. "Plaintiff was unaware of all of this," according to the complaint.

     Hector Noval claims that when he entered the Kaiser hospital on May 5, "Tapia appeared with security at the entrance and had plaintiff searched by security for weapons. No explanation was given. Tapia then took plaintiff to a conference room and told him that decedent was going to be terminally extubated the following day. He gave plaintiff no explanation for the change in treatment and didn't discuss the DPOA with plaintiff or advise plaintiff that he was a 'joint agent' for health care decisions and had the authority to prevent, delay, or postpone it."

     Hector Noval says he asked that terminal extubation be delayed and asked again that he father be sent to Cedars Sinai. The complaint states: "Tapia tried convincing plaintiff otherwise but ultimately agreed to communicate his request to delay extubation and said he would 'continue to follow up' with plaintiff and have 'continued conversations' with him 'regarding treatment and terminal extubation.' This was plaintiff's only conversation with Tapia regarding treatment and extubation. They never spoke again despite Tapia's promise.

     "Plaintiff left and retained counsel.

     "Tapia recorded in decedent's medical file that 'the entire family is in agreement with the terminal extubation except now [plaintiff] showed up today and is causing conflict.' He also recorded that plaintiff 'had history of substance abuse and paranoid personality.' Neither statement was true, and neither was discussed with plaintiff. Tapia wrote them in the record after hearing them from Frost and {Tania} Noval and without performing any diligence or due care into their veracity." (Brackets, but not braces, as in complaint.)

     Noval says Tapia "spread these misstatements to defendants, including Bradburne, who wrote in decedent's medical record: 'family discussion, all siblings except one son [plaintiff] and wife are in agreement [regarding terminal extubation] ... the son in disagreement [plaintiff] is a habitual drug user/addict and his judgments and motives are likely not sound in the context of acting as a surrogate decision maker.'" (Brackets as in complaint.)

     Hector Noval adds: "One single telephone call to plaintiff or related effort would have cleared the matter. Yet no defendant sought to communicate directly with plaintiff. He was unaware these allegations were being made about him."

     The complaint continues: "Bradburne has since apologized for the medical record, stating that Tapia 'had informed me at some point that this information [about plaintiff] had been alleged.' 'That is not a fair statement actually [about plaintiff].' 'I'm making a statement of fact there and that's not true.' 'The keyword that's left out of that sentence is "alleged."' ... He said 'frankly, I regret writing that way.'" (Brackets, but not ellipsis, as in complaint.)

     Hector Noval claims that he called a meeting with the sisters on the evening of May 5. He says his sisters produced a will and a trust, and told him to "stop complaining about decedent's death because he'd inherit millions of dollars."

     At the meeting, Hector Noval says, he and his lawyer demanded that no terminal extubation take place without his knowledge and consent and that when reasonable, their father be taken off sedation so he could communicate his wishes and direct his own care. He claims that both sisters "agreed to honor these demands. This was plaintiff's and counsel's last communication with Frost and/or Noval before decedent's death."

     Hector claims that on May 6, his two sisters met with Kaiser, and said "that plaintiff had 'threatened violence' the evening before and that they were 'afraid' of him. These were false and fraudulent misrepresentations designed solely to discredit and disparage plaintiff and convince defendants to terminally extubate pursuant to their instructions."

     He claims that had any of the defendants "made one single telephone call to plaintiff or related effort, they would have discovered the allegations of violence were untrue, that plaintiff had retained counsel, and that Frost and Noval were committing egregious fraud and fraudulent concealment to accomplish their father's death."

     On May 6, Hector says, the defendants referred this "true conflict" to defendant Dan Wilson, "a 'bioethics director' and/or on the 'bioethics committee' at Kaiser, to perform an analysis into how to handle decedent's health care going forward."

     Hector claims Wilson interviewed his sisters - but not him - "and concluded plaintiff was in a 'clearly impaired condition' and that Kaiser should proceed with terminal extubation at the desires of 'joint agent [Frost] and the remaining family members.'" (Brackets in complaint.)

     Hector says that Wilson never met with him, never communicated with him, and that no one at the hospital ever informed him of Wilson's involvement or conclusions.

     "Plaintiff believed, instead, from his discussion with Tapia on May 5 that Kaiser would communicate with him before terminal extubation, and from his discussion with Frost and [Tania] Noval on the evening of May 5, that Frost and Noval would not seek terminal extubation without obtaining plaintiff's expressed consent beforehand," the complaint states. (Brackets not in complaint.)

     Hector claims that on May 6, "Frost told Tapia that she was traveling to a meeting with plaintiff and his counsel and that the family 'plans to move forward with the extubation [the next day].' This was a false and fraudulent misrepresentation. There was no such meeting ever scheduled with plaintiff and his counsel, and plaintiff was never in agreement with extubation." (Brackets in complaint.)

     Hector claims that by then his father had shown "material improvement in his health condition," which Dr. Bradburne noted. He claims Bradburne noted, "'currently, [he] does not meet the ordinary criteria for extubation.'" (Brackets in complaint.)

     Hector adds: "Bradburne never communicated any of this to plaintiff."

     He claims that in a sworn deposition Bradburne was asked if extubation could have been postponed. "He said 'Absolutely,'" the complaint states. "He said that if anyone, including plaintiff, sought postponement, he would have done so. When asked how long he would have postponed extubation, he said 'Now till the cows come home.'" Hector claims that on May 7, moments before his father's terminal extubation, Bradburne told his sisters that their father's condition had further improved: that the pneumonia was clearing, his temperature had returned to normal, the ventilator had been replaced with a CPAP [continuous positive airway pressure] mask, "which meant there were no tubes, just a mask over his mouth and nose", that his father was "in no distress," with normal heart rate, stable blood pressure, and that he was "'awake to voice with eye opening and eye contact for more than 10 seconds.'"

     He says Bradburne gave his sisters "the opportunity to postpone extubation at that moment. They declined."

     Hector says Bradburne tasked Wilson with ensuring that he, Hector Noval, was aware of his father's terminal extubation and that he was still in favor of it. Hector says that Wilson never contacted him; he simply asked Frost.

     "(A)ccording to his note in decedent's medical file, '[Frost] confirmed that her brother Hector has agreed to follow family wishes regarding extubation and has decided not to be present at actual event,'" the complaint states. (Brackets in complaint.)

     Hector says that after his father's breathing tube was removed, Victorino Noval "maintained spontaneous breathing and satisfactory oxygen saturation (93-97%) on this 'simple mask.'" He says Bradburne again gave his sisters the opportunity to postpone their father's death. He says both sisters declined, and Bradburne quadrupled Noval's morphine "to quicken his death" and "effectively ended oxygen support".

     Hector says his father died 4 hours and 40 minutes after being extubated, "after 85 minutes fighting to survive with effectively no oxygen and heavily sedated."

     Hector says he learned his father had died when he arrived at the hospital for a visit that evening. He says his sisters told him that Kaiser "had done all they could and that the decedent had passed away in spite of active treatment, not because of any withdrawal of treatment or terminal extubation."

     "At that point there was no reason to believe any wrongdoing had taken place," the complaint states. "Plaintiff had no knowledge of DPOA, no knowledge of the allegations of Frost and [Tania] Noval to defendants, and no knowledge of defendants' withdrawal of treatment and terminal extubation. He wasn't even aware of decedent's material improvement over the final days of his hospitalization. No one had communicated any of this to him. The only communications he received were from Frost and [Tania] Noval representing that decedent was gravely and terminally ill, that he was in agony, and that there was no likelihood of survival." (Brackets not in complaint.)

     Hector says he learned of the durable power of attorney after his sisters' attorneys produced it with other estate planning documents they had been concealing. Only then, he says did he order his father's medical records from Kaiser and discover the facts.

     Hector claims that in sworn depositions, both Bradburne and Tapia stated that Kaiser's policy is "to do all that is necessary to inform healthcare agents of their rights and responsibilities under a DPOA. They described past incidents wherein they would even search distant states and foreign countries for health-care agents and would even reach out to health-care agents through intermediaries and agents-of-the-agent. They testified with no doubt that defendants would go to great lengths to communicate with healthcare agents about their rights and responsibilities under a DPOA. It's that critical to a patient's care. Yet in this instant matter, defendants knew plaintiff, had his contact information, spoke to him and/or his family members multiple times, and had every opportunity to communicate with plaintiff about the DPOA and his rights and responsibilities therein, and they failed to perform even minimal diligence and due care in doing so. They undoubtedly wanted to believe Frost and [Tania] Noval and 'buried their heads in the sand.' This directly and legally caused the death of a relatively healthy, wealthy man with many more years left to live and love." (Brackets not in complaint.)

     Hector Noval seeks damages and punitive from all the defendants on claims of willful misconduct, negligence, elder abuse, fraudulent concealment, constructive fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful death.

     He seeks damages from Kaiser and Tapia for fraud and false promise; and damages from Kaiser and Bradburne for medical battery and lack of informed consent.

     The corporate defendants are Kaiser Foundation Health Plant, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and Southern California Permanente Medical Group.

     Hector Noval is represented by Casey Young of Newport Beach.


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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is now $11.00 a head.  I never particularly liked cauliflower and now I want it.  Why.   I do not know why. Price creaets a demand.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Euthanasia and the Canadian Medical Association

Today being Thursday January 21 2016, the Canadian Medical Association is presenting its Principles-based Recommendations for a Canadian Approach to Assisted Dying. What a joke.

The Recommendations (if the government accepts the recommendations) will be stealth law giving 99.9% power to doctors to do euthanasia when they want.  There is a window, so it will be opened.  The window is ...a standard waiting period is not appropriate for all requests ...this could be shorter ...the attending physician must wait no longer than 48 hours, or as soon as is practicable, after the written request is received.

Think about it why have a waiting period as each day costs $big, so why wait. More importantly, the patient may change her mind and all the preparation are for naught.  Doctors do not like patients who change their minds. This is what Ro Ang, the manager of GPC, told me. So was Randy declared incompetent because he might change his mind.  Is this one of the reasons used to justify his incompetence. 

Like the young woman (Brittany Maynard) in Oregon, she changed her mind against assisted suicide as it was too soon, she said (there was a video), and the next day she was dead. Was she forced to follow through with her original date to commit suicide. Also, Gloria Taylor, who was happy with all the attention she was getting.  She must have had a DNR on her and emergency refused to agressively treat her.  She did not want to die from an infection.

The first few of those who will be euthanized will have perfect oversight to satisfy the public as to  safe safeguards but after that what: confidentiality; and a death certificate, not mentioning euthanasia so an insurance company (I think that is criminal fraud) will never know.  

CORRECTION; Quebec is already euthanizing patients against federal law and details (the process) is confidential.  We live in Dodge City.

The CMA recommendations are not even dated. Trust doctors, you cannot even trust them to date a document recommending how they are going to euthanize patients. What an oversight.

Listen to this: http://rewardsradiotv.com/AUDIO/vickie-t/index2.htm.  This is also what is happening in Canada not only to the elderly but to anyone the system targets as not having a meaningful quality of life.  This parallels what happened to Randy and I.  The legislators in the US and also in Canada know that this is happening but do nothing except to maintain the status quo thus creating a culture of death.











Wednesday, January 13, 2016

BC's Health Authorities on how to effectively communicate with the public

A You Tube video.

 If the video does not show up on the blog page, please click the title below.

BC's Health Authorities on how to effectively communicate with the public, 



1.  delay
2,  deny
3.  divide
4,  discredit
5.  demoralize

The menu/recipe did not mention the 6th "d" being death.  Death is the result leaving the victim traumatized and scared of the health authorities, horrified that she was part of the premeditated menu and unable to do anything.

I was expected to become stockholmed in which the abused identify positively with the abusers (and in my case Vancouver Coastal Health) and all would be forgiven.

Below explanation from Wikipedia.

Stockholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes "strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other."[4] One commonly used hypothesis to explain the effect of Stockholm syndrome is based on Freudian theory. It suggests that the bonding is the individual's response to trauma in becoming a victim. Identifying with the aggressor is one way that the ego defends itself. When a victim believes the same values as the aggressor, they cease to be perceived as a threat.
 

"Of all forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman."
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1966)



740 views on You Tube jan03/16




Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Red Cross, it is corrupt

I did not know that the Red Cross was corrupt.  So if I did not know this I assume 99.9% of the population out there is not aware of what is happening.

I am sure that the Red Cross is like the Vancouver Food Bank that it has no members from the public.  Do not give any money to any charitable cause unless you can be an active members i.e. access to detailed financial records ,membership lists, attending board meetings, all that should be transparent, ability to become a director.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/04/red-cross-haiti-report_n_7511080.html

Years ago I was part of a conversation and I was told that well-educated parents were directing their children to enter the non-profit sector rather than public service as the non-profit sector is where the money is with job security and very little accountability.  Governments are downloading their social responsibilities to non-profits.

When there is an environmental disaster the military should be sent in to reconstruct.  Roosevelt got tired of the prima donnas that were constructing the Hoover Dam so he sent in the military to finish its construction: those who had to followed orders and could not quit.
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Inconsistency of Modern Biothics ( health care)

The inconsistency of modern bioethics is breathtaking. On the one hand, if you want to end your chronic suffering or deal with a terminal illness by committing suicide, today’s utilitarian ethicists will invoke personal autonomy as the guiding principle and endorse your plans. But if you choose to continue living in spite of your suffering or terminal diagnosis, those same ethicists brush aside the notion of personal autonomy, label your request as unreasonable, and conclude that you are sadly incapable of making the “right” choice.

Philip Hawley, Jr. MD. 
Public Discourse 

No one is allowed to believe in miracles.

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Note:  I was told that it was in Randy's best interest to die.

At the time when I was told on my cell that Randy was being moved to a private room at GPC because he was dying I was at VGH talking to his doctor there and he said Randy was okay. Randy just returned from VGH to GPC.  So why was he forced to return against Randy's objections as he was afraid of being returned there to GPC and I advised VGH since 2010 that Randy nor I wanted him in GPC as it was not safe they kept sending him back. I remember being told by VGH that although Randy was full code and that VGH had  no power over what Dr. Dunn would do when he was returned to GPC.  GPC is a satellite of VGH and VGH said it has no power over GPC and it would not investigate our concern that it was not safe for Randy to be at GPC.  How inconceivable.  I remember asking for VGH/GPC to send Randy home if he was dying as this was not what Randy wanted and both refused.  So I assumed he was not going to die. Trust the health authority, I think not.

As I understand the euthanasia act to be on Februaty 6 2016, that it only takes two doctors to collude together to rid the system of costly longterm chronic patients.

Randy was not on a ventilator, he was on a trach and he was not in pain. Although he was on a trach and could not talk, he knew exactly what they were trying to do with him: hasten  his death without his authority to do so by using a do not attempt DNR. I always wondered why they would say do not attempt a DNR on a document that the patient did not sign.  Does that mean to tell the health professionals covertly if they had a patient who had signs of an upcoming heart attack because he had a high temperature (pneumonia) or that if a patient was having a trouble breathing not to assist him: put him in an isolated private room "pull the curtain" and let him die alone. Just do not go near the room so you can not hear him gasping for oxygen because then you would have to do something. My musing.

To the patients (and loved ones out there) INSIST that you read and get a copy of your medical report each single day.  If your relatives/friends want a copy, the hospital or care home can send them a copy via fax with a caveat by your that all entries have to be readable. Or the hospital can use a cell phone., take a picture of the record, and send it to them.  If you are a substitute decision maker, you are entitled to this information: you should be aware of his up-to-date medical file.  How else can you make an informed decision; it is easy for the health authority to say you are not capable to make medical decisions and appoint the PGT.  This is what they did to me. A copy could be sent to anyone that the patient would want to monitor his progress (advocacy groups).

It is up to the patient to decide who he wants to know his health condition and treatment and not the hospital or the government.

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