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How we die is a profoundly personal journey. This section aims to help you understand what may happen as death approaches, the practical things you may need to think about when caring for a dying person, and how a death can affect family relationships.
Breakthrough pain (BTP) is the pain that occurs between regularly scheduled doses of pain medication. It is a distressing symptom requiring prompt treatment.
The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego-area nursing home was quite clear. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong her life. If her heart stopped, she didn’t want CPR.
But when Steinberg, a palliative care physician, relayed those wishes to the woman’s daughter, the younger woman would have none of it.
“She said, ‘I don’t agree with that. My mom is confused,’” Steinberg recalled. “I said, ‘Let’s talk about it.’”
Courtesy of JAMA | by Janet M. Torpy, MD; Alison Burke, MA; Robert M. Golub, MD | Posted 07.11.2012 | Published 08.13.2017 … More