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Author(s): Dr. Anjum S. Joad

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 6;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: End of Life | Palliative Care

ABSTRACT
Science and technology have offered medical therapies the potential to treat serious illnesses where once the medical professionals could only provide comfort. Physicians feel the need to aggressively fight against illness and death. Many physicians and health care workers have come to believe that they have failed if they do not save the patient from death. We frequently attempt to prolong life at all cost. Unfortunately we often only succeed in prolonging the dying process.
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