ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

Dying Badly in the ICU

Photo by Richard Catabay on Unsplash

Who Owns Your Dying?

“A performance,” the physician called it. She was referring to futile treatments of a dying patient in the Intensive Care Unit performed to make the family feel that “everything had been done.”

Well, thanks but no thanks.

Does the poor dying person get a voice here? Whose body is being bashed by chest compressions, invaded with wires and tubes…

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FranMorelandJohns

FranMorelandJohns

Lifelong newspaper & magazine writer, author, blogger at franjohns.net, agitator for justice, kindness & interfaith understanding.