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.