Tuesday, May 23, 2017

When my dad was dying, we forgot to ask him how he wanted to live | The Independent

 "When it comes to end of life care, we talk about dying. But in my experience, care at the end of life should not be not about death – it should be about life....Professionals arrived to do the job they were sent to do – take bloods, give drugs, request a hospital bed at home. They didn’t take the time to understand that what Dad wanted most was to be outside, to feel the sun, wind and rain on his face. They told us they’d visit sometime the next day. And so we waited. And Dad lost another precious opportunity to be out in the world he didn’t want to leave."

When my dad was dying, we forgot to ask him how he wanted to live | The Independent

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