end of life care

Doctors Learn How To Talk To Patients About Dying

Feb 12, 2018
National Institutes of Health

Lynn Black’s mother-in-law, who had lupus and lung cancer, was rushed into a hospital intensive care unit last summer with shortness of breath. As she lay in bed, intubated and unresponsive, a parade of doctors told the family “all good news.”

After experiencing the death of his grandparents, a South Florida lawmaker wants to the change how patients are treated at the end of life.