Discovered: The Magic Word –

Powerful example of  how hospitals don’t serve the interests of the elderly and their families, given overly aggressive treatment and care, and how a palliative care approach can work better, both medically as well as quality of life. Quote:

But it’s a cautionary tale, if we needed another, of how hospital policies can be at odds with the needs of frail elders. The way to ensure the most personalized, least invasive care for Mrs. Lee was to say, in effect, “We’re taking her home to die.”

Discovered: The Magic Word –


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