Monday, December 5, 2011

How Doctors Die

I saw this article claiming doctors tend to be far less aggressive on themselves than on the average patient when treating terminal situations. I don't know if this claim is substantiated by a study, but the article claims:

"It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. For all the time they spend fending off the deaths of others, they tend to be fairly serene when faced with death themselves. They know exactly what is going to happen, they know the choices, and they generally have access to any sort of medical care they could want. But they go gently."

This is a really good article that's worth a read.

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