I'm heading in the same direction as you with regard to the health system being broken, but I need to retain some hope because we will need it again.
There are good people within it but you spin the wheel and take yer chances....
I do wonder if everyone gets the same little chat as we do about whether resuscitation is wanted- or if it's down to an erroneous quality of life judgement being applied.
Change is constant so hope for change is likely to happen- I don't want to sound like these people leading the direction of healthcare can't change because they can. It changed from healthcare into a funding model.
I just think that they need to become aware of the facts, the changed roles, the problems with their thinking feeling and the funding model.
These things that are happening are being denied not remedied, when denied there are seen to be no problems and therefore can not be positive changes.
On a personal positive note how ever undesirable and unacceptable this experience is, it is what I need to experience to grow in consciousness. Life teaches and you can see how they erroneously judge the value of another's life , now they need to understand it and unless we explain it how will they ever know.
I'm reviving this post because I'm not sure where else to put this latest effort from the Ministry of Health to improve the lives of disabled people.
I really think this needs some discussion.
Perhaps some reaction?
Rosemary I agree. Lots of reactions on various FB pages today. The Health and Disability Ethics committees are open to the public and comprise Ministerial appointees with both clinical and lay expertise. The system was restructured by the minister in July 2012 to have fewer, smaller committees and a quicker process. Disclaimer: I was on one of the previous bigger committees and took a great deal of interest in anything disability related. Not sure whether any of the committees have disability expertise now.
Here is the website http://ethics.health.govt.nz/ and the committee minutes are eventually available here too.