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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A Dignified Death

The Guardian reports that a man has been granted his dying wish of a cigarette and a glass of white wine by staff at a hospital in Denmark.

According to a post on the hospital’s Facebook page, Carsten Flemming Hansen, 75, was found to be terminally ill after he was admitted to hospital with an aortic aneurysm and internal bleeding.
Predicting it would be a matter of hours or days before Hansen died, the hospital decided not to operate and instead granted the patient a “dignified” death.

The nurses at Aarhus University hospital decided to defy regulations that stipulated no smoking on the hospital’s grounds and wheeled Hansen out on to a balcony where he smoked a Green LA cigarette and drank a glass of cold white wine while watching the sunset with his family.

In its Facebook post, the hospital said the nurses in Hansen’s ward and his family agreed that in this situation, his last wishes were more important than treatment, prevention and smoking rules.

I wonder if British Nanny would do the same?

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Of course, the NHS would not even consider doing the same.

    They are so fixated on the long-term benefits of stopping smoking that they have become blind to the fact that there are absolutely
    no short-term benefits.
    Before a routine operation here in Spain, my wife was told by an intelligent and free thinking consultant, to not give up or even cut down on her smoking. He said that the bodies reaction plays havoc with the work of his anesthetist.

    He went on to tell her that stopping smoking soon after the operation would slow down her recovery by putting her body through undue stress.