26 March 2010

Life Choices ~ Dr de Ridder on Ethics and Dying

Dr Michael de Ridder runs the emergency department in a Berlin hospital and most recently has written How Do We Want To Die? A Doctor's Plea for a New Culture of Dying and Death, in an Era of High Tech Medicine. This work addresses medical ethics at the end of life, the challenges of intensive care, and the rights of patients while in treatment. In this Der Spiegel interview, he discusses how today's...
"...medical advances are making death more complicated for patients with little hope of living. His book makes a plea for doctors to allow people to die with greater dignity."

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