Connections: How Do You Want to Die?
Here's a question you may not think about until you're asked, "How do you want to die?" Answers usually range from "peacefully", "in our sleep", to "surrounded by my family." Some use treatments to prolong their lives trading off a poorer quality of life for longevity. Is there a right way to handle this? What would a doctor choose if they faced this scenario. We have a health care panel from the University of Rochester Medical Center to weigh in on these issues:
- Dr. Tim Quill, director of Palliative Care Program
- Laura Hogan, nurse practitioner
- Emilee Langfit, nurse for Strong’s Sussman Palliative Care Inpatient Unit