Monday, January 26, 2009

Truth vs. Hope: Preparing Surrogates for Death

Rosemary Flanigan
January 26, 2009

I am considering using the article by Apatira, et al. “Hope, Truth, and Preparing for Death: Perspectives of Surrogate Decision Makers,” Annals of Internal Medicine 2008; 149:861-868 for the self-education part of our February Ethics and Human Values Committee.

It is pointing to telling surrogates more truth about preparing for death—and less upholding the prospect for “hope.”

Has anyone read it? Do you think it would be a good choice?


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