Letters Liverpool care pathway

Liverpool care pathway is a half baked compromise

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7629 (Published 13 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7629
  1. Colin Brewer, research director1
  1. 1Stapleford Centre, London SW1W 9NP, UK
  1. brewerismo{at}gmail.com

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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