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Elder abuse: Hastening end of life

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Join Marti Oakley and Beverly Newman for a discussion this evening on the "hastening of end of life" provided for in Obamacare . 

In addition we will be discussing the Baker Act of Florida.

Why Obamacare avoids palliative treatment.

Medications and treatments are said to have a palliative effect if they relieve symptoms without having a curative effect on the underlying disease or cause. This can include treating nausea related to chemotherapy or something as simple as morphine to treat the pain of broken leg or ibuprofen to treat aching related to an influenza (flu) infection.