Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thom Hartmann: Sarah Palin Killed Granny

Thom's blog
Sarah Palin Killed Granny...
In a study by the New England Journal of Medicine that exposes the effects of end-of-life care, doctors have discovered that patients with terminal lung cancer who began receiving palliative care quickly after diagnosis were not only happier, were more mobile and had less pain as the end neared - but they also lived nearly three months longer. Dr. Diane E. Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care at Mount Sinai School of Medicine said, "It shows that palliative care is the opposite of all that rhetoric about 'death panels,'" and added, "It's not about killing Granny; it's about keeping Granny alive as long as possible - with the best quality of life." Tragically in response to Sarah Palin's hysteria about death panels, advice about end of care options will not be covered by Obamacare.


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