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What Indian doctors can teach American doctors about the end-of-life by Monica Williams-Murphy, MD | It’s OK to Die

The questions the Indian doctor poses to the American doctor sums it all up: ““What’s wrong with you Americans? Why do you not know when to let your people die?”

North America, as this is where I live, is afraid of death, afraid to talk about it, afraid to plan for it and this has to change. At what point do medical professionals say it is enough when it comes to a patient? When do life saving measures stop?

Death and dying need to be discussed, training of professionals is needed, good supervision is needed, and debriefing sessions are needed.

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1 thought on “What Indian doctors can teach American doctors about the end-of-life by Monica Williams-Murphy, MD | It’s OK to Die”

  1. This article would be an excellent required reading exercise for all North Americans, especially those in support roles for health, wellbeing, dying and bereaved persons. If we could “take this in” from an early age, our cultural conversation around aging and dying might have a chance of changing.

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