Another example is from a recent situation from the UK (hat tip to WSJ's James Taranto):
A grandfather who beat cancer was wrongly told the disease had returned and was left to die at a hospice which pioneered a controversial "death pathway."
Doctors said there was nothing more they could do for 76-year-old Jack Jones, and his family claim he was denied food, water and medication except painkillers.
He died within two weeks. Tests after his death found that his cancer had actually not come back and he was in fact suffering from pneumonia brought on by a chest infection.
To his family's horror, they were told he could have recovered if he'd been given the correct treatment.
Nice to see the effectiveness of similar policies in action. Seriously, this is just a stupid idea.