Choosing a dignified exit

To end cruelty to an imminently departing soul, palliative care is the answer..

Every human being yearns for a peaceful death. People who are terminally ill or bed-ridden at least expect a dignified death, but most of them are denied that privilege owing to certain misconceptions. Hence, the aggressive treatment, advanced tests, and the latest remedies — which may not really enhance the quality of life. Everything that can be done will be done in a major hospital, whether it is necessary or not, of course at a cost. Patients may fall into an endless loop of irrevocable conditions, extending their suffering…read more

From the Hindu