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|Linnaeus “More men die of their medicines than their diseases.” — Molière “|
Water ... Publilius Syrus “By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize
the doctor too. ... Henry Bohn “I am dying from the treatment of too many
|I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians. - Alexander The Great To |
array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. - Beecher,
Henry Ward The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth: and he that is wise
|Serum treatment is supposed to be the proper treatment for diftheria, but I am not |
convinst that it is of any special value if other mesures ar properly enforst. I hav
seen too many die soon after the use of the antitoxin treatment to make me hav
|... to erect an ideal that places autonomous control out of reach for far too many |
patients and with respect to far too many decisions. ... Making it my conscious
object and purpose to refuse treatment if I am dying of cancer and in severe pain
at a future time ... belief structure would require that we dishonor many advance
directives that we commonly consider autonomous. ... allow paternalistic
physicians (and families) wide berth to challenge treatment refusals with which
|Another is that many physicians do not know that serious pain can be controlled, |
nor the techniques for doing so.371 Physicians are See also Ann M. Martino. In
Search of a New Ethic for Treating Patients With Chronic Pain: What Can Medical
Boards Do?, 26 J. L.. ... prescribe Schedule II drugs were revoked for prescribing
too much pain medication to terminally ill patients): Joannie M. Schrof, Caught in
|It is possible that today, in terms of the total number of people affected, fear of |
cancer is causing more suffering than cancer itself. ... Since we cannot safely
extend these treatments further, we should now shift Dr. Crile offers a dangerous,
fatalistic .... There are conditions worse than death; and the attempt at cure, if it
involves too radical surgery, may be worse than to let ... Chairman of Board of
Regents, 1951-54, American College of Surgeons I AM SYMPATHETIC with Dr.
Crile's view ...
|I have been panicking all day, but I am too afraid to call Dr Carter. If this is cancer, |
all my most ... Not only do I have melanoma but it is at an advanced stage which,
to me, pretty much guarantees I am going to die. When I tell Bob, he begins to ...
|First, in terms of relation to mortality, the physician sees the treatment he is |
offering as an alternative to death – as the saving of ... From the time I call to
make the appointment to the day of the procedure (usually a period of a couple of
months), I am periodically ... I find myself attributing various life habits to my
diagnosis, temporally linking events to find meaning tinged with cause and blame
– too many ...
|... patient is a humane response to the painful suffering that has been |
experienced by far too many with HIV disease and other ... The act of dying for a
terminally ill person is a uniquely private and many times painful experience to
which the ... The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported that 53
percent of 118 physicians treating AIDS cases in San ... I am also a chief
petitioner of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act which was passed by citizens'
initiative in November 1994.
|The oath was interpreted to admonish physicians never to cause harm by giving |
too much pain medication. ... I am sure there were others who also had
insufficiently treated pain, but Flora stands out in my mind to this day as having
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