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THE PLACE OF PALLIATIVE CARE IN END-OF-LIFE CARE
April 1st 2014 @ 5:07 am

Camille Giglio

I recently attended a social function to which a representative of a local Hospice Care Facility had been invited as a guest speaker. I was mildly shocked to realize that this woman was an avowed salesman for palliative over curative care especially for ill and dependent senior citizens.

Part of her talk centered on the “Conservation Project” and opportunities for training oneself in how to conduct this discussion about Grandma’s future. As she stated: [one of] the goals of palliative care, she said, is to encourage “patients to forego curative care.”

The palliative care she was talking about is the removal of all curative medical care for ill patients including removal of nutrition and hydration (food and water) provided through a tube which is now considerate artificial since it is not provided by mouth.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF HOSPICE.

Physician Dame Cicely Saunders, London, England, 1967, opens St. Christopher’s Hospice. This facility provided care for terminally ill cancer patients who were diagnosed to be in the final six month of life. This care included both medical and palliative treatment, carefully measuring and balancing medications with pain relieving drugs to avoid negative reactions and to ease pain and discomfort attendant to cancer.

1969, Dr. Elizabeth Kubler Ross, a Swiss born Psychiatrist working at Billings Hospital, in Chicago, wrote a book entitled “On Death and Dying.” It described five stages of grieving at the end-of-life: anger, denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance. This helped physicians better understand the emotions patients were experiencing and showed the doctors how they could be more sensitive to these patients needs.

1974, Florence Wald, RN, MN, left her position as Dean of Nursing at Yale University to open the first Hospice in America. She had been trained by Dame Cicely Saunders.

However, Wald departed from the Hospice training and included assisted suicide in her approach to end-of-life care. She stated: “There are cases in which either the pain or the debilitation the patient is experiencing is more than can be borne, whether it be economically, physically, emotionally or socially. For this reason, I feel a range of options should be available to the patient, and this should include assisted suicide.
This statement was taken from “Hospice Care in the United States: A Conversation with Florence S. Wald,” by M.J. Friedrich, JAMA, 1999.

From this point on Hospice, in America anyway, went off in two different directions; the one affirming and respecting the right of everyone to live to the utmost of their ability to the day of their true death, and the other, the Wald way, to hasten death by assisted means.
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Ca. Right to Life Committee, 2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
In the beginning all Hospices were non-profit facilities, but over the years that, too, has changed thanks especially to MediCare and an aging population. The luncheon guest speaker said that 60% of Hospices are now for-profit entities.

In other words death and dying has become a niche industry within the field of medicine, with a net profit at the end of the year. According to a 350 page report entitled: Stealth Euthanasia: Health Care Tyranny in America, CEO’s of some of the major for-profit Hospices are earning upwards of $300,000 annually.

What is now referred to by many as the death and dying industry is focused on encouraging (at this point) everyone to consider using some form of assistance to ending one’s own life should that life become burdensome to the individual or to the state.

This industry has developed a variety of pathways to achieving their goals. They rely heavily on showcasing the benefits of palliative care only. Some, such as the Hospice approach is a soft sell, full of compassion, some are more aggressive such as the lobbying and public policy promoting wing of this movement such as Compassion and Choices. This latter group uses legislation to put the full force and credibility of the state behind their approach. Their website proudly proclaims that their goal is to sign up the entire state of California through promotion of their POLST form, to agree to a pre-planned ending of life when it becomes burdensome. This includes people in their youth, middle years or senior citizens.

California state Senator Lois Wolk. (D-Napa) has a bill in the the legislature, SB 1357, the POLST Registry Act. This will make it mandatory that long term care facilities and hospitals will be required to give everyone seeking entrance to these facilities a POLST form to sign along with instructions in completing the form. It also creates a state wide registry listing all POLST signers. These papers will be handed to all applicants by entities dealing with health care including emergency medical teams (ambulances). In California the EMT people are not required to provide immediate response for requests to resuscitative pleas if someone has a signed POLST form.

The back side of the POLST form, using small print, advises that physicians and other lower echelon health care providers are authorized to complete and sign a POLST form for the patient if that health care person deems it to be beneficial for that patient.

This form with slight variations in the name, and agencies promoting and distributing it are in almost every state. In a few instances agencies have succeeded in signing up entire towns. In California apparently the goal is to sign up the entire state. Right now it is voluntary to accept a POLST or fill one out. Compassion and Choices has a five year plan for achieving 100% compliance.

Palliative care is cost saving to the medical industry and to the government. It is also becoming a very competitive industry with several facilities offering hospice and or palliative care contained in one city. It is a financially profitable industry to those running the programs.
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Ca. Right to Life Committee, 2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Many hospices have expanded the number of months or years that one may be in a hospice. It is no longer just a diagnosis of an immediately terminal illness, but people are being encouraged to admit themselves in some facilities as much as 5 years in advance of any possible demise.

Currently nurses or hospice representatives have been seen walking the halls of hospitals encouraging people to sign up. I imagine that this is the basis for Wolk’s legislation which will make every hospital and doctor a POLST distributor at the time of admittance.

So, back to the guest speaker at the luncheon. What this woman was subtly telling and encouraging everyone at the event was to sign up. Forego any attempts at curative medicine in the latter years of your life and submit to palliative care only.

Here are the death panels Sarah Palin and others talked about.

Be very careful what you sign my friends. God be with you always.

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END NOTES.

Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. the largest nonprofit hospice in the U.S. reports it paid $320,347 in 2009 to its CEO, Mary Labyak. Stealth Euthanasia: Health Care Tyranny in America, page 54, Ron Panzer, Published by Hospice Patients Alliance, Inc. www.hospicepatients.org.

Vitas Hospice was instrumental in adding hospice to the healthcare payment system. MediCare, since 1983, now pays for hospice services.

California Health Care Foundation: Advance Care Planning Community Engagement Initiative Grant Application Instructions - 2-14-2015. “The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) wants to support local efforts to engage the public in advance care planning (ACP). To that end, CHCF has committed $100,000 over the next year to promote ACP at the local level.”

More specifically, CHCF will fund up to five one-year grants of $20,000 to five local coalitions to develop and implement an ACP public engagement initiative in their communities.

In addition, CHCF has funded the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) to develop a statewide infrastructure to support local ACP community engagement efforts, including coordination, education, communication, and resources.

“[t]hose physicians who are true believers in the agenda will fill in the POLST forms for all patients under their care and even some who are not even their own patients. We have seen this behavior from physicians all around the country. They don’t care about honoring the patients’ own right to fill in such forms, DNRs or others, and will ignore Advanced directives of all sorts. Fake Advanced directives are often filled out and used, even when valid, attorney-designed living wills or others are being presented to the facilities.

Whether they are "legally" mandatory or not, a large majority of patients, especially in skilled nursing facilities and/or hospice will have POLST forms filled out routinely, without permission in many cases.” A direct quote from Ron Panzer, Director of Patients Right Council in response to questions about the dangers of Wolk’s SB 1357.

 

Ca. Right to Life Committee, 2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

-Camille
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