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How A Doctor Managed His Father’s Care

As we start 2020, it is worth remembering that technology, while always evolving, can’t solve everything.  Even physicians who are almost automatically put on the “more is better” track find that this may not be the best approach.  The Atlantic recently published a short article about how a physician managed his physician father’s end of life care.  It’s a good read.  Below, you’ll find an excerpt from The Atlantic article.

But no one had taken the time to ask him about his wishes regarding medical treatment, even though he was competent to make decisions and was himself a physician. No one asked my mother and brother, who were with him in the emergency room and at the hospital, if he had an advance-care directive or wanted to have a do-not-resuscitate order. 

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