The Compassionate Scalpel

Shared Decision Making

Shared Decision Making

Shared Decision Making The Burden of Everything Possible [original article] A gradual loss of weight brought him from the institution which had cared for him for decades.  A CT scan demonstrated the monstrous mass which enveloped a large portion of the left side of...
The Decision a Family Can’t Make

The Decision a Family Can’t Make

[original article] Just a minute before, I had been in surgery checking on the status of a patient who was undergoing an exploratory laparotomy.  She had been doing okay, but deteriorated relatively quickly that afternoon while still in the hospital recuperating from...