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Articles by Ron Panzer
President, Hospice Patients Alliance

Web Books

Stealth Euthanasia: Health Care Tyranny in America (Hospice, Palliative Care & Health Care Reform
This is an online web-book (about 300 pages if printed) explaining what is really going on in American health care and hospice in particular. You can read it online or download it to your computer. Due to the urgent need Americans have for the facts, this book, containing hundreds of references, is provided free to all as a service of Hospice Patients Alliance.
Download the pdf e-book here: Stealth Euthanasia.

Restoring the Culture of Life (The Ethics of Life in Healthcare And Society) (book)
This book explains how each one of us can help to promote and restore the culture of life in our lives in the community and in the healthcare setting. People wonder how to "fix" what is going wrong in society, and what the real solution is. We know that the prevailing culture of death is not interested in solving these problems and crimes, that it is actually behind them. So, we have to find another way, and this is what the ethics of life enable us to do. Download the pdf here Restoring the Culture of Life.

Radical Radical: Deceptions and the Cultures of Death (book)
This book explains what the cultures of death actually are, how each uses deception to advance its agenda, and spells out the specifics of those ideologies that threaten life.
Download the pdf e-book here: Radical Radical: Deception and the Cultures of Death.

[Note: Permission is granted, and you are encouraged to share these articles with others, to print them, or post them on other websites so long as credit is given to the author and Hospice Patients Alliance with a link to this original page.]

Journal Article
The Rise of Stealth Euthanasia,

by Ralph A Capone, MD, Kenneth R Stevens, Jr., MD, Julie Grimstad, LPN and Ron Panzer, BA, LPN
From the Ethics & Medics Journal of the National Catholic Bioethics Center:

Audio and Video Interviews

Several audio and video interviews with Ron Panzer and others

Articles by Ron Panzer

What is Palliative Care?

What Hospice Has Become

You Dipped a Finger

I Dare

You Alone Know

Dumb and Dumber - Part One: Misuse of Opioids

Dumb and Dumber - Part Two: The Age of Lies

Pray at Christmas - This and Every Day!

Four Part Wesley J Smith, JD/Ira Byock, MD Expose´:

(if you wish to share this 4 part exposé, here's the link to this spot):


1.   Time to Wake Up to the Realities of Hospice, Mr. Smith!

2.   Getting It Right (Contra Smith and Byock) - Part One

3.   The Call and the Counterfeit - Getting It Right (Contra Smith and Byock) - Part Two

4.   Remembering the Religious Foundation of Cicely Saunders' Hospice Mission

You are the Blessed Community — if

Reality Check - Ebola 2014

Nursing's Pro-life Mission

Unmasking the Dragon

Lift a Spoon

The Same Heart


Entering the Sacred Space

Troublemaker — Advocate (Part One)

Troublemaker — Advocate (Part Two)

The Root of Advocacy

Am I Pro-Life?

True Man in the World poem

Only You poem

When the Shadows Come poem

Charitable Compassion & the Choices We Make

Submit and Die!

Contrary to Some, Medical Killings are Occurring in End-of-Life Care Setting

A Raindrop in Winter

A New Beginning at the End of Days

Dear friend, despair not! It's Christmas Day!


Hospice at Christmas Time

What is Really Wrong with the National Right to Life Committee (Part Two)

What is Really Wrong with the National Right to Life Committee (Part One)

The Captain and the Lighthouse Keeper

A Nurse on 9/11

Why I Mention God

You asked, "Why?"

"The Face in the Window"

"It Was a 'Beautiful' Death. It Was a 'Terrible' Death"

"You Found Me" poem

Hospice Before "Hospice"

"Quiet Euthanasia"

From the Frying Pan into the Fire ...
Will the disabled get fair treatment under "Health 'care' Reform?

The Long-Term Solution

"Little Son"

"The Invisible Holocaust"

The Spirit of Christmas

Why Hope Hospice in Florida Should Not Be Licensed as a Funeral Home Services Provider

Dancing with Death

A Lonely Journey

The Giving Space

To Life!

Swallowing the Bitter Pill

Black Shoes

Muddy Waters

Are We Becoming A Nazi-Like Nation?


Welcome to SchizAmerica!


Disabled? Dead!

Anger Is Not an Evil!

Seeing In Black & White vs. Seeing In Living Color

Comfortable Compassion?

Christmas to Christmas

Walking On Water

A Fading Rose

The Faceless & Unreal

Called to Serve

The Killer

THE PASSION and The Dead


A Very Small Candle

Listening to The Mindless Gibberish of A Right-to-Hasten Death "Leader"

Death Is Not the Enemy!

Why Doctors Are Perhaps the LEAST Qualified
To Make Judgments About Life and Death Matters!

When All Is Said And Done, Will We Have Honored Life?

Knowing the Death Dealers

Questionable Deaths, Assisted Suicide: Mercy Killing
(Involuntary Euthanasia): More Information

Physicians Who Have Researched Euthanasia Speak Out

Hospice with a Willingness to Kill the Disabled!

10 Essential Traits of Real Patient Advocacy Groups

Intentional Medical Killings: Discussion and Search for Solutions

Starved to Death

Lynching the Elderly and Disabled?"
(Why We Need An Elder Justice Act) - 2/18/2003
To Help Pass the Elder Justice Act!

The Greatest Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time!

When Will Prosecutors Act?
Facts Show Thousands of Terminally Ill May be Medically Killed

Psychiatrist Robert Weitzel was convicted July 11, 2000 of causing the death of five patients by giving overdoses of morphine. Research reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows other physicians have also killed their patients.

Hospice Patients Alliance Blasts Hospice Agencies
That Terrorize the Chronically Disabled
(the case of Terri Schiavo)

Order The Heart of End-Of-Life Care Now!
E-book version

The inspired essays contained in The Heart Of End-Of-Life Care reveal the mission of hospice and end-of-life care and exposes the dangers threatening the industry and the public in the 21st century. Read it or listen to it with the MS Reader! Quick download. A great gift to get others thinking about the realities of hospice and end-of-life care.

Radical Radical: Deception and the Cultures of Death

Read it online here below:

Man's Duty to Man (Part One)

Modern Cultures of Death (Part Two)

Order and Chaos: Is There a Future for Pro-life Advocacy? (Part Three)

Socialism and the Deconstruction of the Judeo-Christian Society (Part 4.1)

Socialism and the Deconstruction of the Judeo-Christian Society (Part 4.2)

The Advance of Islam and the Defense of Life (Part 5)

The Voice of the Radical (Part 6.1)

Choices, Consequences, and the Edge of the World (Part 6.2)

The Voice of the Radical - The Divine Encounter (Part 6.3)

The Clash and the Rushing Waters, and the Rush to Advance Islam (Part 6.4.1)

The Rush to Advance Socialism/Communism (Part 6.4.2)

"By Any Means," Or His Way; The Divine Radical Heart of God; and The Purpose of Life is Life (Part 6.4.3)

Restoring the Culture of Life
(The Ethics of Life in Healthcare and Society)

Read online at the links below


Dedication and Acknowledgement
1.1        When the Shadows Come
1.2        The Stairway of Life
1.3        Man and Our Awesome God
1.4.1     Man and Woman, Marriage and the Family (Part One)
1.4.2     Man and Woman, Marriage and the Family (Part Two)
1.4.3     Man and Woman, Marriage and the Family (Part Three)
1.5.1     A Secret Journey (Part One)
1.5.2     A Secret Journey (Part Two)


2.1        Only You!
2.2.1     Man in the World - Part One
              Social Justice, The Plight of Man, Proud Man and the Culture of Death
              Proud Man, Materialism, Fascism and Socialism
2.2.2     Man in the World - Part Two
              Proud Man and Pseudo-Religion, Transhumanist "Man," Another Way
2.2.3     Man in the World - Part Three
              Do Good, Avoid Evil; What is Law?
              Acknowledging God and His Divine Law, The Natural Moral Law
2.2.4     Man in the World - Part Four
2.2.5     Man in the World - Part Five
              Justice, Mercy, Faithfulness
2.2.6     Man in the World - Part Six
              The Law of Double-Effect, The Precautionary Principle, Prudence
2.2.7     Man in the World - Part Seven
              Temperance, Fortitude, The Brotherhood of Man, Man's Acts are His
              Own, The Nuremberg Code, The Duty of the Brotherhood of Man
2.2.8     Man in the World - Part Eight
              The Duty of Man, Lost and Found, Man Must Choose
2.2.9     Man in the World - Part Nine
              Reverence for Life and the Approach to Patient Care
2.2.10   Man in the World - Part Ten
              Restoring Reverence for Life


3.1        You Found Me
3.2        True Man in the World
3.3        Bibliography

Four Part Wesley J Smith, JD/Ira Byock, MD Expose´

In America, the pro-euthanasia groups now say (publicly) they favor the legalization of euthanizing the terminally ill who are willing and want to commit suicide (also called "Physician Assisted Suicide"). But in private, in their own seminars and organizational meetings, they advocate legalizing the euthanasia of the elderly, Alzheimer's patients, disabled and others who may find life difficult or have lost the sense of the meaning of their life. Many euthanasia advocates favor the legalization of euthanasia for the chronically ill and weak.

Euthanasia advocates also favor legalizing the euthanasia of the congenitally "defective" newborn who may have deformation of the body or mental retardation, even children with Downs syndrome, some of which have enough intelligence to go through high school and college with passing grades. Many families who have children with disabilities from birth know all too well how hospital staff (doctors, nurses and others) often advise them to let their babies die by withholding needed care.

Withholding needed care is a form of euthanasia. Those families with disabled children love their children and do not find their children's lives to be "meaningless." Who should get to decide who lives or who dies? Should the nurse or doctor at the bedside be allowed to become "judge, jury and executioner" all in one?

HMOs and health care corporations (in general) who provide care to patients have a financial incentive to favor the legalization of euthanasia for those patients who are not terminal, not elderly, but simply have the misfortune of having an expensive illness to treat. If euthanasia is legalized for patients in many categories, HMOs and health care corporations will be able to more easily euthanize anyone who is judged to be unworthy of life, defective in their judgment, or expensive to treat. Medical records are routinely falsified to cover up what is already going on. Think it's not possible? Families report that it has happened to their loved ones, against their wishes, right here in the USA.

If euthanasia advocates have their way with the laws of our nation, and people can be euthanized for so many reasons, our nation will no longer be the land of the free, but a land of people in fear of entering a hospice, hospital or nursing home. Illegal euthanasias of such patients are already being performed in our nation, quietly, behind the scenes, in the isolation of the nursing home, hospice and oncology wards in the hospitals.

The real news is not that one "angel of death" is prosecuted; the real news is that there are hundreds and thousands of angels of death in our nation, working quietly "underground," so to speak, and physicians and nurses know this is going on. The news is that many patients who are not actively dying are being killed, not cared for, in hospice agencies.

If you or your loved ones enter a hospice, hospital or nursing home, how will you be able to know that you or your loved one will not be euthanized? How can we trust the health care professionals ... nurses, doctors and aides, if some of them are quietly euthanizing patients against their will? When this practice is condoned (privately of course) by health care corporations and agencies, entering the health care system becomes a risk when it should be a place of compassion and caring.

Just as the press in Germany did not announce what the Nazis were doing at Auschwitz and other concentration camps, those who do euthanasias without the permission of the patient do not announce what they are doing; they cover it up and falsify medical records.

Involuntary euthanasias are similar to the deaths caused by the Nazis, except that they are done one by one and not all in one location. They are done where the public has no way of knowing that a patient was murdered, and families who cry out for help are mainly being ignored by the local District Attorneys and federal government. If all these patients were transferred to one location and exterminated against their will in one location, it would be called a massacre, and rightly so. Not only is killing patients against their will reprehensible, when patients are hastened to an untimely death in a hospice, it makes all hospices and their staff look bad. These untimely deaths must be stopped!

Something to think about: When commenting on proposition 161 which was a failed attempt at legalizing euthanasia in California in 1992, California's then Attorney General Daniel E. Lungren stated,

"This measure would result in some unknown savings due to decreased utilization of the state Medi-Cal program and other public programs, including county programs."

Yes, killing the patient does save money for the HMO, the hospice, and the government. Hospice care is less expensive than acute care services in a hospital. Real hospice care is humane. Killing the patient involuntarily is monstrous, but any form of euthanasia saves money as then Attorney General Lungren noted. Does this have any significance regarding widely reported inaction on the part of governments in prosecuting many medical killings which occur in hospices?

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