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Jeanne Fitzpatrick, M.D.
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End Of Life Care: Starting That Difficult Conversation

Posted February 22, 2010 | 10:29:00 (EST)

How do you talk to someone about their end of life care? That is the recurring question people have asked me since release of my book, A Better Way of Dying, last month. It is usually asked by a relative of someone whose health is failing, who's heading down that...

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End Of Life Treatment And Natural Death

Posted February 9, 2010 | 16:11:00 (EST)

In my 30 years as an Emergency Room physician, I have watched many people die. I've learned from them that the modern American death is often a chronic illness, spanning some five to 10 years, in which a person slowly looses their mobility, their independence, their ability to perform basic...

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