The book, A Death Prolonged, is now complete and available on the internet. I wrote this story to help people understand the truth about end-of-life care. People have very little understanding about the suffering that typically occurs as people face their last days. Most people no nothing of the tremendous financial cost of the futile care that we administer in our medical system to so many elderly people. It happens because very few people discuss the facts about end-of-life care and the results are disastrous.
My hope is that this story will engage and educate so that people can make informed decisions. If they do, fewer will suffer and precious health care dollars will be saved, and hopefully, reallocated to those who live without basic levels of care.
Read more at www.adeathprolonged.com
Jeff Gordon, MD author