It is one thing to have a natural death, but it is a different issue entirely when a potentially fatal illness forces you to make difficult treatment decisions. These decisions can often be complicated by the wishes of the patient, family members, doctors, and even spiritual beliefs, but there are ways to make the process less difficult those involved.
This week on “Take Care,” Dr. Barron Lerner discusses how best to deal with situations in which medical treatment becomes futile. Lerner is a professor of medicine at New York University and the author of The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son and the Evolution of Medical Ethics.
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