Thursday, December 22, 2011

Equation Impossible: Cost + EOL Care


“All of us will at some point come to this pass; we will all need a place to die. It’s not easy to think about, but it is true. We can turn away from that hard fact, try to stall death, even bend it to our will for a little while in the I.C.U. Or we can face that most difficult of life’s trials and ask ourselves how to make it easier.”
-- Theresa Brown, oncology nurse and author of “Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life and Everything in Between,” in her compelling piece on end-of-life care, priorities, and what we're willing to pay for, at http://nyti.ms/tRtdeg

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