Monday, December 19, 2011

Plain Speaking at the End of Life

Paula Span
New York Times
December 14, 2011

I don’t switch to comfort care. I discontinue any treatments that don’t contribute to comfort. Because if this is the day you’re switching to comfort, what kind of care are you switching from? A patient’s symptoms, like pain or shortness of breath — weren’t those important yesterday?

Link to article here.



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