Links We Like: August 18, 2016

| By Meredith Ford

This week’s news articles all emphasized one theme: the need for individuals to consider what they want for end-of-life care.

The first article was in the Washington Post, and it was a very honest and well-written essay by a doctor. It shows that doctors are only human, too, and they don’t want to discuss death any more than you or I. But, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about it. Read more: We doctors see death all around us, but we don’t like to think about our own

The second article we’re sharing this week came from Newsweek and spoke to the need for patients to be properly informed about their conditions, especially during a terminal illness. “Silencing such end-of-life discussions fails our terminal patients in their final need.” Read more: We need to be frank about death with terminal patients

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