Very interesting article on a huge difficulty with the current setup of our healthcare system. That problem being the ability to realistically and objectively confront dying. I particularly noted the realities of continuing medical treatment in spite of the fact that there is virtually no medical benefit of these treatments. I can’t help but wonder how these decisions might be different if we had an entirely private pay medical system (i.e. no Medicare, Medicaid, or private health insurance).
Be warned, this is a very long article, but I thought it was totally worthwhile read.