Now, this may be wishful thinking, but could we be on the cusp of a change in how the public views the end of life? This is the premise Lawrence Brown provides in his “Stealing on insensibly: End-of-life politics in the U.S” published in the October 2012 Health Economics, Policy, and Law. There he states that “the nation appears to be… making incremental progress toward the replacement of clinical and other types of dogma with end-of-life options that honor the preferences of the dying” (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=stealing+on+insensibly).
Watch and share this five minute video about the need for prophylactic end-of-life conversations. Laura Heldebrand, an ICU nurse tells her mother's story.
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