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After the Death Panel Controversy, Physicians Struggle with End-of-Life Care

New medical codes could help patients plan their healthcare

An anesthesiologist described a chaotic scene in his hospital. Years ago, an elderly woman was rushed to the operating room with bowel trauma, septic shock and multi-system organ failure. The anesthesiologist, surgeon and nursing staff didn’t expect her to survive. … Continue reading

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Do Partial DNRs Increase the Risk of Suffering?

Doctors warn patients that cherry-picking options might cause harm

More patients are taking control of their healthcare wishes than ever before, using advance directives to customize their end of life experiences. While this freedom of choice has given patients more power, doctors warn that some personalized options could do … Continue reading

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