Tuesday, August 18, 2009

An End of Life Setback

Word out on the hustings (!) is that the removal of the end-of-life “consultation” from the reform bill has set back (and heaven knows it was back far enough already) any talk about end-of-life issues.

Therefore, I think our ethics committees should redouble their efforts to carry out into the communities Caring Conversations or whatever instrument is used in your locality.

The scare tactics have sent many back on their own resources, which might be nil. Thus, the educational outreach, indicated in most ethics committees’ mission statement, is needed as never before.

Do any of you encourage such outreach? I know I’ve slipped in my enthusiasm. HELP!

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