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.”

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