Doctor Death

Doctor Death

Ethics
See Kevorkian, Dr Jack.

Forensics
Harold Shipman, a British GP who practiced from 1974–1998. He is believed to have killed as many as 250 of his patients, making him the world’s most prolific healthcare serial killer. He hanged himself in 2004. Shipman’s MO included lethal injections with heroin and changing the victims’ wills, naming himself as beneficiary.

Health care rationing
A macabre sobriquet for Dr John Kitzhaber, of Portland, Oregon, for his role as chief architect of the Oregon Plan. The Oregon Plan was a bipartisan coalition effort to develop a framework for fundamental resource allocation; it attempted to to address the financial limits on healthcare spending in the state of Oregon by providing the most healthcare value for the most people. The OP’s guidelines denied coverage of a BM transplantation to a 7-year-old boy, Coby Howard, resulting in his death, hence Dr Kitzhaber’s unofficial title as Dr Death.
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The BBC Four programme will follow the chilling story of the family GP, dubbed 'Doctor Death', who was convicted of killing 15 of his patients in January 2000.
HAROLD SHIPMAN: DOCTOR DEATH ITV, 9PM IT has been 20 years since the arrest of Harold Shipman, Britain's biggest serial killer.
Dr Harold Shipman HAROLD SHIPMAN: DOCTOR DEATH ITV, 9pm IT has been 20 years since the arrest of Harold Shipman, Britain's biggest serial killer.
Harold Shipman: Doctor Death ITV, 9pm According to former Greater Manchester Police detective Sally Reid, when she first began investigating Harold Shipman, she was met with aggression from the families of some of his former patients, who believed that the doctor had done a "fabulous job" with their parents.
Until she does, this holistic doctor death series is simply a listing of holistic doctors who coincidentally died --nothing more.
DOCTOR Death Philip Nitschke has again courted controversy, saying he sees many people now "who want to die for social reasons".
Their target: original Expendables member Doctor Death (Wesley Snipes), who has been off the grid for several years.
Expendables 3 follows the team led by Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and consisting of Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren) and Toll Road (Randy Couture) as they extract former member, Doctor Death (Wesley Snipes) who is also a knife specialist, from military imprisonment during his transfer on a train.
After a spectacular opening sequence which sees the group break out a former Expendable, Doctor Death (Wesley Snipes) from an armoured train in a breathless pre-credits scene reminiscent of a James Bond movie, the team head to Somalia to intercept a shipment of bombs being delivered to a local warlord.However, it turns out that the arms dealer is, in fact, the co-founder of the Expendables, Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who went rogue years ago and ditched Barney 'as it's much easier to make money when you're the bad guy and not bound by morality'.