Sunday, September 11, 2005

Put them down

Fox News is reporting that "Docs use morphine to kill critically ill patients". They had field reports from on the spot reporters that the doctors prioritize who they can treat, and who they do not have time to treat. For those they can't treat they dope up with morphine and let them go.

I found a story titled We had to kill our patients on this at the The Daily Mail.

Fox also reported there are patients labeled with "DNR" all over the hospitals. It is nasty wartime type of medical treatment. They did not say if these people had expressed they did not want to be resucitated.

I am curious if there are going to be any more stories about this, because if this is the steps that doctors are taking in this catastrophy, we need to know about this- where, when and why this is happening. This is not part of normal health care treatments. We need to find out exactly what is going on.

I wonder what the medical treatment is like in Iraq. I wonder what it is like for the soldiers. I wonder what it is like for the people of Iraq. Do we put them down like this, in these types of circumstances? Now we know what this is like a bit more. I think. Who knows?

Heck of a job Brownie, heck of a job.


Blogger Burt Bollinger said...

I know that in some of the Vietnam books I've read, a double dip of morphine for a brother who could not be saved was standard...then the docs would move on to those they could save. sounds like the same thing here.

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