How Doctors Die
May 17, 2022
This article has been around since 2011, but it’s always worth revisiting, and frequently comes up in conversations and in social media posts among end-of-life professionals. If you — or someone you know — is looking at a future of endless medical interventions to address life-threatening conditions, please read and consider the excellent advice shared here.
by Ken Murray
“Of course, doctors don’t want to die; they want to live. But they know enough about modern medicine to know its limits. And they know enough about death to know what all people fear most: dying in pain, and dying alone. They’ve talked about this with their families. They want to be sure, when the time comes, that no heroic measures will happen–that they will never experience, during their last moments on earth, someone breaking their ribs in an attempt to resuscitate them with CPR (that’s what happens if CPR is done right). READ MORE…