Our society makes admissions of medical futility in the face of human frailty harder by equating “cure” with “fighting back” and “comfort” with “giving up,” says an article on end of life care in 'The New York Times'.
Modern health care accomplishes great feats of healing every day. But life ends; there are patients for whom real healing has become impossible. Their bodies have simply taken too many hits, writes Theresa Brown
Paddy Summerfield captured the last 10 years his parents spent together, and the heartbreaking photos provide an intimate look at enduring love and loss. The Fine Arts Photographer's emotional series, taken in the last decade of his parents' 60-year marriage, provides an intimate look at a couple's devotion to each other in their final years.
Towards the end, his mother developed Alzheimer's, and his father took on the role of caretaker for his wife.
Apparently, yes, says authors of a new book strangely titled ‘Compassionomics’.
That aside, the book discusses how missed opportunities for compassion can have devastating health effects, how compassion can help reverse the cost crisis in health care, and why compassion can be an antidote for burnout among health care providers.
For example, take the case of a 34-year-old man fighting for his life in the Intensive Care U...