Hospitals Reflexively Put Patients Who May Be Dying on Breathing Machines. It’s Time to Rethink That — TIME

“Put my dad on the breathing machine,” Ms. D. told me earlier this year, as tears ran down her cheeks in the emergency department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Ms. D. had brought her father here when she found him less alert and gasping for air. He was a man in his 80s, suffering from…

via Hospitals Reflexively Put Patients Who May Be Dying on Breathing Machines. It’s Time to Rethink That — TIME

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