Wednesday, April 20, 2016

What I learned reporting from the front lines of our struggle with death - The Globe and Mail

"It was not dying that he feared; it was the protracted process in which he would be drugged into unconsciousness and unable to communicate with his family. Yet that is how Dr. Low died several days later. Palliative care can dull the pain and sedate you until you die, but it cannot give you control or choice. Dr. Low had the best palliative care available, but it was not what he wanted. And it was not what his wife wanted for him. She told me later, lying beside her husband on his death bed was like “sleeping with a corpse.”"

What I learned reporting from the front lines of our struggle with death - The Globe and Mail:

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