End-of-life care may be harmful, stud...

End-of-life care may be harmful, studies say

There are 2 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 15, 2009, titled End-of-life care may be harmful, studies say. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A surprising number of frail, elderly Americans in nursing homes are suffering from futile care at the end of their lives, two new federally funded studies reveal.

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Minneapolis, MN

#1 Oct 15, 2009
In my professional capacity I've watched many people die. This study doesn't surprise me at all. So many of the things that modern medicine can do only prolong the dying process. I've come to appreciate hospice care more and more.
here we go

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Oct 15, 2009
Isn't it interesting this federally funded study comes out on the heals of the healthcare debate?

Fine and dandy. But I still don't want the government to be the decision maker in end of life care for me or anyone in my family.

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