eschom04's Nursing Blog

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Limiting Medical Care for the Elderly

The prolongation of life is ultimately impossible, but in the end, should it be the ultimate goal? Medical advances and technology can keep people alive longer, but it doesn't necessarily give them a quality of life. Sometimes it prolongs suffering. The reason the elderly use such a large amount of medical resources is obvious, they are likely to have more health problems and need more care. Health care costs are rising dramatically, especially in a person's last year of life. There is a... Read More →