Palace of Care – No More

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“I can’t handle this suffering anymore I’ve had enough.”

“Okay. I think I can make you more comfortable. Then you will probably be more relaxed and may fall asleep.”

“That’s good.”

“You’d rather be more comfortable and sleepy than fully alert but in pain?”

“Yes. The doctors in the hospital had asked if I wanted CPR. There is no point bringing me back just so I can suffer more. I said no.”

“I’ll record in our notes that you aren’t for CPR. If you were to have a life threatening infection I would not recommend you to have it treated.

“No treatment of infection please.”

“If you have any important things to do or people to see I’d recommend you do it as soon as possible. I can’t predict what will happen tomorrow let alone next week. I don’t want you to miss out on the opportunities to connect with whomever you want to. I’d rather you do so too early, than too late.”

“Thank you doctor.”

“I think it’s time that you talked to your children about what is likely to happen . Our counsellor can give you some advice as to what to say.”

“Okay, thanks doctor.”

“Remember you need to push the call button if you are in pain. Doing so will help us when it comes to prescribing the right doses of medication.”

“Thanks Doctor. Could I get some pain relief now.”


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