From the Telegraph
The family of a pensioner who spent four days begging for food and water after he was placed on a controversial end-of-life programme have accused a hospital of treating him "like a dog".
The family of Ron Jee claim the 80-year-old was put on a programme similar to the Liverpool Care Pathway. This involves the withdrawal of food, fluids and medication for terminally ill patients who often die within hours of being put on it.
But they say he was treated like a dog after he spent four days on the end of life pathway when doctors said his condition was deteriorating after he was admitted to hospital with a stroke and then developing pneumonia.
Mr Jee's daughter, Christine Coleman, 52, said: “He was spending his days crying. No one should have to spend their final days like that.
”If I did to my dog what they did to my father I would not be allowed to own a dog again."
Waiting for the LCP to be mandated into US practice by HHS regulation (under the subtitle of "Comparative Effectiveness")