PDA

View Full Version : Canada Health Care: Court Says Remove Breathing Tube



Gerry Clinchy
02-22-2011, 10:23 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/02/22/canadian-family-fights-babys-beathing-tube-place/#



The Canadian family of a 13-month-old boy clinging to life support has defied a court order to remove the boy’s breathing tube and now is looking to an American hospital for what experts say would be a miracle recovery.


There is no explanation as to why the court has "demanded" that the breathing tube be removed.

The baby suffers from
a neurodegenerative disease that doctors ruled leaves no hope for the boy.

So, it appears that the family's wishes cannot supercede those of the doctors' opinion?



The family says removing the ventilator would promise an agonizing death for the boy. They asked that doctors at least perform a tracheotomy that would allow Joseph to die at home, but the Canadian hospital has refused.



The Children's Hospital of Michigan agreed to look at Joseph's lengthy medical record and determine whether he's a candidate for transfer.

badbullgator
02-23-2011, 06:57 AM
oh my, would that be similar to a death panel? Come on now, why wouldn't you want your healthcare in the hands of bureaucrats?

Jason Glavich
02-23-2011, 07:34 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/02/22/canadian-family-fights-babys-beathing-tube-place/#



There is no explanation as to why the court has "demanded" that the breathing tube be removed.

The baby suffers from

So, it appears that the family's wishes cannot supercede those of the doctors' opinion?

Wow that is truly sad. The Govt "pulling the plug" is sick, but then again certain administrations would claim is was a green inititive, or conservation to do it...

But then again "the beiber" says canada health care is great and America is Evil
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/16/justin-bieber-takes-on-evil-us-health-care_n_823942.html


You guys are evil," he told the magazine, out on February 18th. "Canada's the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard's baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby's premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home."

ducknwork
02-23-2011, 11:13 AM
So, it appears that the family's wishes cannot supercede those of the doctors' opinion?

Apparently the party footing the bill has a pretty big say-so in medical decisions. Whouda thunkit?:rolleyes: