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Subject: Re: The Death Panel Date: 10/17/2012 5:24 PM
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End of life is an emotional time, which everyone involved has to deal with. It is difficult to criticize someone for the choices they make. Each of us has to face it as best we can.

Some individuals do want every possible treatment and will seek out experimental treatments. Others feel they become a guinea pig or pin cushion in such cases, and would much prefer to spend their last days at home with family.

When people make their own choices, I think we all try to respect those. When people are unconscious or unable to express their own wishes, family has to make choices. That is the hard part. Consensus can be hard to achieve. No one wants to be criticized for failure to get appropriate treatment.
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