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End-of-life care: Knowing the difference between saving lives and postponing death
 

End-of-life care: Knowing the difference between saving lives and postponing death

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A physician’s moral obligation to treat blurs the line between saving lives and postponing death. Although such decisions are directed by patient autonomy, patients and their families are heavily swayed by what physicians tell them.
 
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9 Dec 2016 - General
 
Many of cases nowadays are very life threatening and has bad prognosis especially for cancer cases. Having the tumor metastasize into different body parts can easily fasten death into the being. Thus serious conversation between the consultant and the involved party should be given importance. For some people who came to accept the nature of the disease, they choose to live a life of comfort rather than pursuing their aggressive measures. It is also like giving quality to the remaining days of t...
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