Journal of Medical Humanities 40 (3):451-453 (2019)

Alison Reiheld
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
In this bioethical poem, the narrator reflects on the experience of their father's degenerative illness, and decisions that must be made about whether to continue life support technologies such as ventilation and nutrition/hydration. What is it that is owed to family and patient at the end of life? What must no one who loves anyone ever do to the one they love?
Keywords end of life  passive euthanasia  hospice  poem  family  decision-making  surrogate  proxy  bioethics
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DOI 10.1007/s10912-019-09547-z
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