Family debate: Autonomy vs. Safety?

Family debate: Autonomy vs. Safety? | Carolyn Parr

The goal is not a good death. The goal is having a life worth living all the way to the end.” Dr. Atul Gawande being interviewed on NPR’s “Science Friday” about his book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.

Dr. Gawande writes for other physicians, but his words apply to families during difficult times of decision-making, as well. He’s not talking just about physical safety or even comfort; he’s talking about meaning.

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