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What decisions do you have to make when considering end of life medical care?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: EOLD

Palliative (comfort) care: pain control, feeding/nutrition, sleep help.
Burrial arrangement, cementery location, service planning ahead of time. . Do it with dignity, honor and support.

In brief: EOLD

Palliative (comfort) care: pain control, feeding/nutrition, sleep help.
Burrial arrangement, cementery location, service planning ahead of time. . Do it with dignity, honor and support.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Anthony Back
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Things like CPR

Often these decisions include: --cpr --mechanical ventilation (a breathing machine) --being in the icu --being at home in hospice --who should speak for the patient if they are too sick to speak for themselves (this is called a medical power of attorney often a social worker can help you work through these issues.

In brief: Things like CPR

Often these decisions include: --cpr --mechanical ventilation (a breathing machine) --being in the icu --being at home in hospice --who should speak for the patient if they are too sick to speak for themselves (this is called a medical power of attorney often a social worker can help you work through these issues.
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