Hospital $ linked to Advance Care Plans
“If the well known entertainer Molly Meldrum had signed an Advance Care Plan, he would not be alive today, yet he suffered an extremely life threatening injury and was not expected to live,” said Dr Katrina Haller, Chief Executive Officer of the Right to Life Australia
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Life not worthy to be lived
"Recently, a Melbourne GP who has many patients in aged care/nursing homes rang to tell us of a patient of his who had contacted pneumonia and was taken by ambulance to a large public hospital. He was concerned to learn that instead of treating the pneumonia a decision was made to only extend to her, palliative care. The GP believed that was wrong – it was being done with the intention of ending her life ".
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