Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - Dying and Death: - end of...

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Dying and Death: - end of life decision making is routinely obliged to deal with the consequences of prior medical interventions, interventions in which there was little or no recourse to palliative care input or consideration - living in the presence of one ʼ s death is not a lifestyle choice or matter of conjecture or philosophical reFection for palliative patients they live it every single day - too many persons forget that we are all mortal - we do not discuss death openly even though it is the one certainty that we all face - the purpose of medicine is often seen as ±nding a cure for death and not for its original purpose to care and comfort - our high tech approach to health care often allows us to know more about things we cannot really change - it gives us a lot more knowledge but we dodn ʼ t know what to do with that knowledge Societal Issues: - multiculturalism - lack of support for family caregivers - major stresses in the health care systems worldwide - the epidemics: SARS, HIV, TB, malaria
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course PHL 275H1 taught by Professor Professorbialystok during the Fall '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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