IED — ‘therapeutic misadventure’

February 7, 2013

Mr. George Carlin explains:

“‘Older’ sounds a little better than ‘old,’ doesn’t it?
Sounds like it might even last a little longer. … I’m getting old.
And it’s OK.
Because thanks to our fear of death in this country I won’t have to die — I’ll ‘pass away.’
Or I’ll ‘expire,’ like a magazine subscription.
If it happens in the hospital they’ll call it a ‘terminal episode.’
The insurance company will refer to it as ‘negative patient care outcome.’
And if it’s the result of malpractice they’ll say it was a ‘therapeutic misadventure.'”

(Illustration out front came from here).

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