Some are more like shamans, as they focus on the spiritual side of death and dying.
Toronto Emerg. They're called GOMERS. Others call them FTD, failure-to-die. Like the doctor who told me, about his patient, "She just won't die!"
I explained that she wasn't ready to go yet. She had more to do, or she thought her daughter wasn't ready. We must listen to frail seniors, show compassion, treat what they want treated, and listen to them.
Once an ambulance is called, a senior is faced with firefighters, ambulance crew, ER staff, a CT scan, specialists, evaluations, referrals, and re-referrals, oxygen, swallowing assessments, psychiatric evaluations, rehab, according to Dr. Sloan.
A Bitter Pill, by Dr. J. Sloan, illuminates this argument for me.
Dr. John Sloan | thecommentary.ca (podcast interview)4 Nov 2009 ... A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly. (Greystone, 2009)
For other seniors, high blood pressure is preferable to low blood pressure, when they pass out and hurt themselves. It is a grand call for physicians to seriously examine their geriatric practices.
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