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MAKING YOUR DEATH EASIER ON FAMILY-PART 1

My mother’s passing was particularly sweet because we knew what she wanted. In response  to my father’s cognitive impairment, Mom empowered my sister-in-law to be her legal guardian. Many problems were thus avoided. As my mother declined, she discussed her physical condition with her doctor, what her death would probably be like, and her options. Then Mom made [...]

MAKING YOUR DEATH EASIER ON FAMILY-PART 12018-05-29T01:13:59+00:00

BEING MORTAL & WHAT MATTERS by DR GAWANDE

Whether futile, end of life medical treatment is driven by the desperation of patients, their families, or by doctors who cannot negotiate the hard conversations—author Dr. Atul Gawande is questioning the benefit and the cost of such denial. In an exploratory tone, Dr. Gawande examines the American approach to aging and death from both the [...]

BEING MORTAL & WHAT MATTERS by DR GAWANDE2018-05-29T01:13:59+00:00