June 30, 2019

"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something," s...

November 24, 2017

I was trained to use highly sophisticated tools to rescue those even beyond the brink of death. But I was never trained how to unhook these tools. I never learned how to help my patients die.

November 23, 2017

The anguish associated with conditions that bring us to the threshold of human mortality, and the difficulty of the decision we have to make, may tempt us to step back from the patient. Yet this is where, more than anything else, we are called to show love and closeness.

November 22, 2017

With the increasingly complex, confusing, and expensive nature of medical care, it is more important than ever that doctors understand the limits of their role. They must appreciate and respect the strength of their fellow man and the rights of every patient to choose their destiny.

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