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.’”
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“In our society, accepting death is often seen as accepting failure. As clinicians, our priority is offering hope and solutions for patients. Yet providing false hope or over treatment can get in the way of planning compassionate end-of-life care.”
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