In the News – Complexities of Choosing and End Game for Dementia

Span, P. (19 Jan 2015) Complexities of Choosing an End Game for Dementia. New York Times. http://nyti.ms/1DUWHQ2

The New York Times published a piece this week examining some of the controversies surrounding end of life decisions for people with dementia, in particular voluntarily stopping eating or drinking (VSED). I feel that autonomy in end of life decision making is extremely important. As a health care provider, I may not always feel comfortable with a patient’s decision, but I believe there are some decisions only the patient can make.

2 thoughts on “In the News – Complexities of Choosing and End Game for Dementia

    1. Chris, I’ve been working mostly in Albany and Troy, NY as a PA for just about 20 years (yikes!). Currently I work for a pulmonary practice but I have also worked in women’s health, allergy and asthma, and surgery.

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