Liverpool care pathway is a half baked compromiseBMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7629 (Published 13 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7629
- Colin Brewer, research director1
- 1Stapleford Centre, London SW1W 9NP, UK
Although the Liverpool care pathway (LCP) seems to be the palliative care version of very slow active euthanasia by very slow lethal injection,1 in practice it is a half baked compromise. An old friend of mine recently died on a LCP regimen. She was already sedated with midazolam to the point of unresponsiveness when I was called to visit her and was told that she …
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