Our unrealistic views of death, through a doctor’s eyes – The Washington Post

I know where this phone call is going. I’m on the hospital wards, and a physician in the emergency room downstairs is talking to me about an elderly patient who needs to be admitted to the hospital. The patient is new to me, but the story is familiar:

via Our unrealistic views of death, through a doctor’s eyes – The Washington Post.

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Comments

  1. This was an excellent piece of writing. I particularly like the comment on changing perspective from “we did all we could” to “we really put Dad through the wringer.” It’s just so true. People wear out, people die. Why is this so hard to accept.