Laurie Israel

Making End-Of-Life Decisions

September 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Elders

In “Frank Talk About Care at Life’s End” (New York Times, 8/24/2010), Jane Brody discusses the recently enacted New York law signed by Governor David Patterson that requires doctors who treat patients with terminal illnesses to give them information about aggressive pain management and hospice care to consider in making their end-of-life medical care decisions.  There is a similar provision in the original Federal health care overhaul proposal.  (It was withdrawn after all the “death panel” objections.)

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