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Why Families Should Consider Forgoing CPR

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Physicians usually become adept at choosing medications for the complaints and illnesses that patients bring to their attention.
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It happens a few times a month: I get a request for a meeting with a family struggling…

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More Controversy About CPR: Is There a "Duty" to Try and Save Every Life?

More Controversy About CPR: Is There a "Duty" to Try and Save Every Life?

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Dr.Michael Gordon Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Medical Program Director, Palliative Care, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

On March 4, 2013, an article written by the Associated Press described the death from an apparent cardiac arrest of Lorraine Bayless, an 87 year old resident of Glenwood Gardens, a California independent living home in Bakersfield California.