April 25, 2006
In Houston, 'Ethics' Kills (Andrea Clarke)Topics: Euthanasia
The Terri Schindler Schiavo, Center for Health Care Ethics Inc., Throws Support Behind Family of Andrea Clark
Houston's St. Luke's Hospital is giving the family of Andrea Clark until April 30th to find another facility to take Clark as a patient or doctors, under direction of an ethics committee, will remove her from life support.
Clark, who underwent open-heart surgery in January and then developed bleeding on the brain in February, is NOT brain dead and is NOT in a coma. According to her family Clark has also expressed her wish to live.
The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, Center for Health Care Ethics is appalled at the decision St. Luke's Hospital has made to give up on a patient, especially on the recommendation of an ethics committee that seems to have more than just what's best for the patient in mind.
"We at The Foundation, Center for Health Care Ethics are seeing a growing number of hospital ethics committees emerging in our nation at an alarming rate," said Bobby Schindler.
"The story of Andrea Clark demonstrates the dangers of these unelected, self-appointed, and anonymous committees that are rushing to remove the care from patients in private, without a public hearing or any type of appeal.
"This is happening despite the fact that the treatment the patients are receiving, as in Andrea's case, is working."
About the Schindler Family:
Mary and Robert Schindler as well as Suzanne Schindler Vitadamo and Bobby Schindler now work full time for The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, Center for Health Care Ethics in St. Petersburg, Florida, an organization dedicated to ensuring the rights of disabled, elderly and vulnerable citizens against care rationing, euthanasia and medical killing.
Their first book, A Life that Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo - A Lesson for Us All was released March 27, 2006.
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Posted by tim at April 25, 2006 12:24 PM
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