unhelpable

unhelpable

(ʌnˈhɛlpəbəl)
adj
not able to receive help
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Professor Julius Mwangi, a professor of pharmacognosy at the University of Nairobi, cited the case of a 70-year-old Kenyan who had prostate cancer and could neither take chemotherapy nor radiotherapy due to his age, and was thus declared unhelpable by care providers at a hospital.
Erickson, M.D., began practicing what would become modern therapeutic hypnosis, revolutionizing the field of psychotherapy as he helped those who were considered unhelpable by traditional doctors.
Ordinary Americans appeared to regard the growing Iraq casualty lists much as they would regard fatalities from a tornado in someone else's state: unfortunate, but unhelpable. This may by now have changed, given such disasters as the downing of a Chinook helicopter in November and subsequent similar incidents.