Murder by neglect; LETTERS.
To me, the withholding of food and drink is murder by neglect. It is against the law to give a dying willing patient a painless injection, but within the law to starve someone to death whether they have agreed or not.
I read of a 14-year-old boy whose mouth was so dry because the Care Pathway would not allow him a drink, that his tongue had adhered to the roof of his mouth before he died. Anyone who suffers from a dry mouth can see how this could happen. What cruelty!
Nerys Harries, Denbigh