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Dying With Dignity

Tuesday, September 22, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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Dying With Dignity: A cancer patient's choice to refuse TPN at end of life

 

Debbie Fink, Blogger; co-authored by Karen Bloch Morse

The Huffington Post, Huffpost Healthy Living 5/13/15

 

There is nothing easy or natural about watching your 41-year-old friend (of 41 years) -- who, by all counts, looks healthy -- wither away and die from lack of nutrients. Human instinct is to beg her to please eat, please drink. To remind her of all she has to live for. But that would not have been fair in this case. Debbie Fink Green, my oldest friend in the world, was, in fact, dying, and she was, in fact, out of options. To deny her support for this most unfathomable of decisions would have been nothing short of selfish.

 

Click here to read the full article in The Huffington Post 5/13/15


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