This is an excellent article, and extremely timely. This is the type of discussion we engage in on a regular basis. Dying is terrifying for some, but living isn’t necessarily easier. My favorite piece of advice:
“Considering palliative care, which does not mean stopping treatment.”
Since the beginning of February, I have made it one of my missions to reiterate this point until someone tells me to shut up.
We all want to instill hope and save life. There are miracles from time to time. However, it is frustrating rather than helpful to instill a false sense of hope. Mortality is a heavy-hearted matter. Sometimes, it is the healthcare provider who needs to learn to let go.