Wednesday, November 17, 2010

An Informative Piece On End-Of-Life Decisions

Here’s a commonsensical piece about end of life decisions that balanced and informative.
Many shy away from planning their exit
One in five Americans still die using emergency services, with more than 14 percent of these deaths occurring among patients 85 years and older. Although death is our only exit strategy in life, few of us are preparing for it. Ask any person how they want to die and they will have a definitive response, “quick and painless.” Yet despite this authoritative choice, we remain shy when planning to achieve such an exit — which is why many of us will end up in an emergency room to die. more

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