A vivid and chilling piece about hospital care is getting a lot attention on the health care blogs. Written by ICU nurse Kristen McConnell, it describes the pain and fear often inflicted on patients in their last days or weeks, always in the name of extending their lives.
Seems like there ought to be an iron-clad way to make sure you don't end up like these poor souls. I mean, besides just a DIY mercy-killing. I mean, a legal device to limit your care to the palliative. --TS