Nov 30, 2017

Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life? | The Independent

Catherine is 72 and she has lung cancer. The cancer is advanced, despite recent chemotherapy. She has fallen overnight, and her husband tells me that she seems more unwell and asks me to visit. She has some pains in her bones, and she is breathless just walking a few paces. She has lost weight, looks frailer, and is clearly frightened. Getting out of the house is becoming more difficult, and more...

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