When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Dying with Grace

The United States cannot sustain, economically or otherwise, 7 out of 10 Americans dying in institutions, intubated, infiltrated, invalidated -- and wasting, needlessly, billions in Medicare funds for terminal conditions --

The Art of Dying by Gayatri Devi - Roundtable | Lapham’s Quarterly: "... In twenty-first century America, there is no such “how to” manual on dying. Nor does our state-of-the-art modern medicine offer much help.
Fact: Seven out of ten Americans wish to die at home, die the Good, the Valid, Death.
Jane abhorred whispering, so Steve and I included Jane in our discussion of the mechanics of her death.
Fact: Seven out of ten Americans die in institutions, intubated, infiltrated, invalidated.

“This is a treatable problem,” Steve said.
“Yes,” I said, “but she is going to be worse off afterward.”
We went back and forth like this for half an hour. Jane and Sam listened intently, following the argument like spectators at a tennis match. In the end, Steve acquiesced even though his suggestions were in line with what my hospital colleagues would recommend. What I was proposing was not the medical norm..." (read more at the link above)

There is a better way, dying with grace. 

Less is More.


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