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This is a really brief post to recommend one of the best articles I’ve read recently on the issues caregivers face when making health-care decisions for parents. The pressure is extraordinary; no one is giving the other-side argument and all are emphasizing the miracle possibilities. I really think most doctors are simply committed to the oath they take to keep life living, but, as this article shows, there are societal costs that we simply have to face head-on.

The cost of dying: It’s hard to reject care even as costs soar

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