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A Death Prolonged: Answers to difficult end-of-life issues like code status, living wills,do not resuscitate, and the excessive costs of terminal medical ... that leads to suffering and financial waste.
This novel attacks myths about end-of-life care that lead to unnecessary suffering and financial waste. Health professionals and the public alike need this information so they can make good decisions and avoid disasters at the end of life. By addressing this issue through fiction, Dr. Gordon takes his readers into a hospital to witness the perils of delaying the ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published May 15th 2009 by Med Matters Media LLC
(first published 2009)
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Well written story about a physician's struggle with managing end-of-life discussions with her patients and exposes many of the problems with our health care system and the way our health resources are distributed. Dr. Gordon should address Congress with these issues. And, NO, he is not suggesting that all elderly people should be "DNRs", just that we should apply common sense when making these decisions. If we we will resuscitate someone back to a vegetative state or to living the remainder of ...more