As Im sure you are aware, Mrs. Bush recently died. Before Mrs. Bush's death, her family disclosed that she would no longer be seeking medical care, instead, she would be seeking "comfort care".
I am thankful that the Bush family shared with the world, that there are choices one has in their End of Life Journey. One does not have to die in a hospital, or endure a death that includes medical interventions, especially when these interventions not help with the quality of ones life.
Below are just a few highlights from the article.
....."the announcement that she was seeking “comfort care” shone a light — and stirred debate — on what it means to stop trying to fight terminal illness."
"The announcement came amid a national effort to define and document patients’ wishes, and consider alternatives, before they are placed on what has been described as a “conveyor belt” of costly medical interventions aimed at prolonging life."
“By bringing this into the sphere of discussion,” Warraich said, “we can start thinking about comfort and palliation long before they are in the clutches of death.”