Sunday, May 30, 2010

Difficult Decisions on End-of-Life Care

In the image below, Frank Foster, 60, sleeps under sedation to relieve pain and other effects of liver cancer, in the hospice unit at Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream on Long Island. Terminally ill patients, their families and their medical teams have the option of choosing palliative sedation to make dying less painful and to ease other effects of the transition, like shortness of breath, delirium or anxiety.  
Watch the rest of the slide show by Ozier Muhammed here.

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