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How to Make Doctors Think About Death

Opinion piece by Theresa Brown, hospice nurse. New York Times, April 27, 2019

A hospice nurses argues that lack of time is the main cause of over treatment at end of life. She suggests the development of end-of-life treatment guidelines.

“Such guidelines exist for a host of conditions: cardiac arrest, diabetes, depression. Though they can be controversial — viewed as too restrictive in some cases, in other instances too loose — they set a bar for an appropriate course of care.”

read more about end-of-life treatment guidelines.

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