Doctors know some patients needing lifesaving care won’t get it in a flu pandemic or other disaster. The gut-wrenching dilemma will be deciding who to let die. Now, an influential group of physicians has drafted a grimly specific list of recommendations for which patients wouldn’t be treated.
As stated in the article one group among other vulnerable groups is:
Those with severe mental impairment, which could include advanced Alzheimer’s disease.
Never mind that illness can cause delusions and mental impairment in even so-called “mentally healthy” individuals. Those of us with predispositions to mental anguish are truly left vulnerable to this barbaric ruling.
And we can imagine left to the discretion of the wise members of the medical establishment that the developmentally disabled will be left to die too. I really have no words.