Reconsidering death

Can we, should we, choose how we die and when we die? This article from The Sun magazine, doesn’t address those specific questions but it does consider end of life options and treatments that may extend life beyond anything meaningful or desirable.

The Long Goodbye–Katy Butler On How Modern Medicine Decreases Our Chance Of A Good Death

Here’s one short quote that caught my attention:

“There’s a New England Journal of Medicine study that shows that people who get palliative care and hospice live either as long as or longer than people who are receiving aggressive treatment. It’s quite ironic.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s