Date of publication: 2017-08-25 16:15
I have a dear friend who passed before 55, diagnosed with a virulent cancer that took her within four months of diagnosis. She had seen her mother fight cancer four times (four different things!) and finally decide the last time was enough of being made sick, and etc. So that is what my friend did.
Often questionnaires are designed so that answers to questions are scored and scores summed to obtain an overall measure of the attitudes and opinions of the respondent.
How has it come to this&ndash that doctors administer so much care that they wouldn&rsquo t want for themselves? The simple, or not-so-simple, answer is this: patients, doctors, and the system.
In Britain the Great Depression contributed to the reorganization of the economy and an influx of investment in old industries for France it brought the loss of positions in world markets in Germany the depression resulted in the National Socialists coming to power headed by Hitler in Italy it initiated the establishment of fascism other European countries also significantly suffered from this global crisis.
Brown paused as the other flight attendants checked their passengers, going up and down the aisles to see if they were bracing properly. Then she resumed:
For thirty years students have been complaining to me that &ldquo it was easy for you&rdquo : your generation had ideals and ideas, you believed in something, you were able to change things. &ldquo We&rdquo (the children of the Eighties, the Nineties, the &ldquo Aughts&rdquo ) have nothing. In many respects my students are right. It was easy for us just as it was easy, at least in this sense, for the generations who came before us. The last time a cohort of people expressed comparable frustration at the emptiness of their lives and the dispiriting purposelessness of their world was in the 6975s: it is not by chance that historians speak of a &ldquo lost generation.&rdquo
Good article, but very limited in its scope. Medical doctors do not die only of diseases that take months or years to take their lives. Medical doctors also die of the effects of road traffic and other accidents, acute illnesses that kill them in a matter of hours or days, manslaughter, murder, accidental self-poisoning with alcohol or illicit drugs, single-person suicide or suicide pacts.
Your Statement 8775 It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. For all the time they spend fending off the deaths of others, they tend to be fairly serene when faced with death themselves. They know exactly what is going to happen, they know the choices, and they generally have access to any sort of medical care they could want. But they go gently. 8776 should have been supported with data that backs up the assertion. As it is, I can only take this as your opinion.
The consequences are clear. There has been a collapse in intergenerational mobility: in contrast to their parents and grandparents, children today in the UK as in the US have very little expectation of improving upon the condition into which they were born. The poor stay poor. (See Figures 6 and 7.) Economic disadvantage for the overwhelming majority translates into ill health, missed educational opportunity, and increasingly the familiar symptoms of depression: alcoholism, obesity, gambling, and minor criminality. The unemployed or underemployed lose such skills as they have acquired and become chronically superfluous to the economy. Anxiety and stress, not to mention illness and early death, frequently follow.
Of course, doctors don&rsquo t want to die they want to live. But they know enough about modern medicine to know its limits. And they know enough about death to know what all people fear most: dying in pain, and dying alone. They&rsquo ve talked about this with their families. They want to be sure, when the time comes, that no heroic measures will happen&ndash that they will never experience, during their last moments on earth, someone breaking their ribs in an attempt to resuscitate them with CPR (that&rsquo s what happens if CPR is done right).