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How to Talk About End-of-Life Decisions

When conversing about remedy plans with sufferers in the unexpected emergency office, as medical professionals we lay out our worries, the execs and cons of diverse options, and why we propose a person about the other for the specific affected person. We do not request sufferers which antibiotic blend they would want.

Why is it diverse when we talk about resuscitation or conclude-of-everyday living needs? Why do we instantly request sufferers “what they want” with no context or advice? We seem like waiters: “Do you want shocks with that CPR?” “What about intubation or pressors?”   

Discussing conclude-of-everyday living options

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