The Super-Hospital ICU of MUHC in Montreal, Canada
The article is by Doctor Gursahaney, the ICU Associate-Chief
Notes: Originally, I thought this was not public information.–But when I went to the MUHC website, there it was in the news section. Below are notes I took as I read the newsletter. After each part in quotation-marks, my comments are mere opinions of how his words affect me. This is why I am reacting to this.
“…it’s becoming clear that as innovations in medicine, surgery and intensive care
treatments advance, more patients are surviving difficult health complications and living
longer. On the other hand, because recovery periods are very long in spite of their success
rates, those surviving patients are living longer while remaining sick.”
Comments:It is very clear, this guy has issues with recoveries which take longer. Living longer after a recovery, also bothers him. Surviving patients who remain sick bothers him, and he clearly makes it known that God in the ICU’s has arrived.
“However, in Canada’s current public discourse on healthcare issues, end
of life care is one of the frontline issues…”
Comments: He is signalling that, ICU’s are now going to step up pulling the plug after X number of Days.–He has already made it clear, that survivors who are still sick are not an option.
“We provide supportive care with the hope that patients will improve, but that does not
always happen,” says Dr. Gursahaney….”
Comments: You had better recover; and if you don’t, your advance-directive won’t be worth toilet-paper.
“If it becomes clear that a patient will not improve,
critical care physicians do not usually want to prolong life at the cost of interminable
Comments: It is obvious to me that this guy has studied and is deploying “Right to Die Societies” policies into the MUHC’s ICU policy. This guy does not reflect Canadian values, and in my opinion, he is just another mob-boss immigrant similar to Arthur Porter. Maybe I appreciate the years I have experienced the MCI’s doctors’ standards, but I’ll tell you right now, if all these doctors now embrace this guy’s policy, I’ll definitely stay clear of the ICU.
In 2008, I got a good taste of what arrangements ICU staff can make, to help patients’ conditions spiral-downward, to justify pulling-the-plug.
“When the time is right, critical care physicians will remove life-support machines from
Comments: The God of the ICU has spoken.
“this act is often confused for
euthanasia, but it is very different.”
Comments: This guy is either ignorant, a liar, or he assumes that everybody is a gullible sucker.–Pulling the plug, is different than euthanasia??? I’m not sure exactly where he’s from, but he sure knows how to dictate orders. Woweeeee!–The majestic Super-Hospital! Don’t land in a Super-Hospital’s ICU, if you want to recover from a life-and-death crisis, especially if you are sick after you recover.
“what we must often do is stop
therapies that have no chance of changing the outcome of a patient and have associated
pain and discomfort,…”
Comments: This is understandable, and Disability-Rights organizations have no problem with this.
“euthanasia is the termination of life at the patient’s request.”
Comments: If this guy’s comprehension is this bad, what level of competence does he have to diagnose patients. His definition of euthanasia comes straight from the Select-Committee on Dying With(out) Dignity. There is no difference whatsoever between pulling the plug on patients, and euthanasia.–Like-it-or-not! His emphasis on pulling the plug is not about patients, who agree to forego further treatment. He is implying use of the “Futility-Clause”.
“What concerns me is that the debate over euthanasia could not only potentially have a
huge impact on how we deliver care, but more importantly on patient’s understanding of
Comments: This statement shows this guy’s true colors. Just like his death-cult associates, healthcare now is about finishing people off.–That’s why they call it, “Medical Aid in Dying”.