Thursday, December 3, 2015

Asking agonizing questions at the end of life - The Washington Post

"The passage of an aid-in-dying law in California should be a wake-up call, said R. Sean Morrison, a professor of geriatrics and palliative-care medicine at Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine in New York. Support for the law is a sign of “how terrified patients are of what they will experience at the end of life,” Morrison said.

Morrison said that once patients who ask to hasten their death get their symptoms controlled and their spiritual needs addressed, the overwhelming majority want to keep living.

“Their choice shouldn’t be an assisted death or living with intractable suffering,” Morrison said."



Asking agonizing questions at the end of life - The Washington Post

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