Hard Choice for a Comfortable Death: Sedation - page 4

Hard Choice for a Comfortable Death: Sedation By Anemona Hartocollis; New York Times; December 26, 2009 In almost every room people were sleeping, but not like babies. This was not the carefree sleep that would restore them... Read More

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    For me it's an easy decision to make because I could careless what that family wants. If my patient is in pain I would do my job and elevate the pain. If the patient didn't die on there schedule that's there problem, they are being selfish.

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    I wish that it could be black and white. Too often people have expressed their desires regarding end of life but were not careful in choosing their MDPOAs...when the person becomes incapacitated and unable to speak for themself the MDPOA make the decisions. In too many case the DPOA is too sad, or afraid, or depressed, or selfish, or too something to follow through with hospice goals outlined by the patient. I am obligated to try to help the patient by helping the DPOA but ultimately, I am not "the decider".

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