What sphinx of cement and aluminum bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination?
He had a surgeon explore the area, and the diagnosis was pancreatic cancer. This surgeon was one of the best in the country. He went home the next day, closed his practice, and never set foot in a hospital again.
He focused on spending time with family and feeling as good as possible. Several months later, he died at home. He got no chemotherapy, radiation, or surgical treatment.
For all the time they spend fending off the deaths of others, they tend to be fairly serene when faced with death themselves. They know exactly what is going to happen, they know the choices, and they generally have access to any sort of medical care they could want.
But they go gently. But they know enough about modern medicine to know its limits. And they know enough about death to know what all people fear most: The patient will get cut open, perforated with tubes, hooked up to machines, and assaulted with drugs.
All of this occurs in the Intensive Care Unit at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars a day. What it buys is misery we would not inflict on a terrorist.
I have even seen it as a tattoo. To administer medical care that makes people suffer is anguishing. The simple, or not-so-simple, answer is this: To see how patients play a role, imagine a scenario in which someone has lost consciousness and been admitted to an emergency room.
As is so often the case, no one has made a plan for this situation, and shocked and scared family members find themselves caught up in a maze of choices.
Then the nightmare begins. The above scenario is a common one. Feeding into the problem are unrealistic expectations of what doctors can accomplish.
Many people think of CPR as a reliable lifesaver when, in fact, the results are usually poor. If a patient suffers from severe illness, old age, or a terminal disease, the odds of a good outcome from CPR are infinitesimal, while the odds of suffering are overwhelming. Poor knowledge and misguided expectations lead to a lot of bad decisions.
Doctors play an enabling role, too. The trouble is that even doctors who hate to administer futile care must find a way to address the wishes of patients and families.Aristotle: Poetics.
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