Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Alberta Medical Association Hi Julie, We suggest you join the albertapatients community and start a discussion thread on what you're passionate about. As a strong advocate for your sister you may find like-minded Albertans there with similar experiences. Thank you for your comments. Unlike · Reply · 1 · 45 mins · Edited Julie Ali Julie Ali Alberta Medical Association We need more than discussion here. When will the AMA educate doctors about the DNR business? When will the health minister regulate DNR just as well as the death by doctor business is being regulated? Who protects those mentally ill patients and citizens without advocates in these situations?

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Julie Ali There are many problems in the system that need action by the Alberta Medical Association. One of them is the matter of DNR orders. Do not resuscitate orders placed on mentally ill patients who are not able to make health care decisions is not appropriate and yet this is what happened in the case of my handicapped sister. How does putting a DNR on a handicapped citizen with carbon dioxide narcosis be justifiable? It is clear to me that this is not informed consent and the doctors involved would have known this. But instead of doing the appropriate thing which was to obey the requirements of the personal directive that asked for full resuscitation these doctors repeatedly put DNR on my sister file. What is the AMA doing about DNR orders for patients without insight? If there are legal and ethical reasons to refuse death by doctor to folks without insight then how is it even possible for doctors to go the DNR route for these same patients. The AMA needs to educate doctors because this is not only an ethical problem for doctors but also a legal problem. They will be facing lawsuits because the families of such patients will not be waiting for doctors to realize their ethical and legal quagmires, we will be going to the court system for remedy.
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Alberta Medical Association Hi Julie,
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Julie Ali Alberta Medical Association Thank you for the private message. But the medical folks already know about DNR and it's flexibility. Perhaps the families need to know about these poor practices and we pull the AMA forwards with reference to the rights of the handicapped citizen in Alberta?
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Alberta Medical Association Hi Julie,

We suggest you join the albertapatients community and start a discussion thread on what you're passionate about. As a strong advocate for your sister you may find like-minded Albertans there with similar experiences.

Thank you for your comments.
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Julie Ali Alberta Medical Association We need more than discussion here. When will the AMA educate doctors about the DNR business? When will the health minister regulate DNR just as well as the death by doctor business is being regulated? Who protects those mentally ill patients and citizens without advocates in these situations?
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