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What is "death with dignity"? How does this change the focus of palliative or end of life care? How has society changed it's views on this over the years? Death with dignity is when the patient chooses to die on their watch. The patient no longer wants to suffer through which ever illness they are diagnosed with and wants to take their own life in a humane and painless manner. This changes the focus of palliative care and end of life care by wanting to meet the patients physical and emotional needs regarding their illness before they pass away. It may get to a point where instead of making sure they keep the patient alive to helping the patient get comfortable when they choose to. Physicians will be more focused on making sure the patient’s physical symptoms are
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