Excellent article. Patients should have all the information they to make a
choice about how they want to spend the last days of their lives -- fighting to
the last breath or peacefully accepting that the end is near. Doctors should
not be able to make that choice for them by only giving them half the
information they need (i.e. forcing them -- by not suggesting alternatives -- to
have costly and painful treatment that may briefly prolong life, but at a cost
in comfort and peace.) People deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.