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How can paramedics declare somebody dead and it seem like they don't hardly think twice about it?

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Death pronouncement: Death pronouncement is a process that occurs when a medical professional evaluates a patient and observes signs that a person is deceased. Some medical personnel attempt to "leave emotion at the door" so to speak, in order to objectively provide the best care possible to their patients. Each medical professional has their own personality and some people lack empathy.

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