Monday, March 12, 2012

How Doctors Die (Another Slow Medicine Article)

Yesterday the Tampa Bay Times included an article that so closely echoed my feelings about death and invasive medical care that I knew I had to share it with you.  This article discusses how many doctors choose, at the end of their lives, to refuse medical interventions.  These people who know more about medicine and it's practice than most others, chose to live the end of their lives out quietly, with family and without pain and anxiety.

Here is a link to the article:  How Doctors Die.

This article make me want to have No Code tattooed on my chest or at least get  a really big No Code medical alert necklace.

God bless,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks. This may be the only tattoo I ever think of getting. There was a great article in the New Yorker a year or two ago about palliative care and how people actually live longer and better.