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The Problem with Life Support

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In “How Doctors Die” (March/April 2013) Dr. Ken Murray reveals why most doctors adamantly refuse to be treated with life support procedures, such as feeding tubes and ventilators, after severe trauma or a terminal medical diagnosis.

In this video from SoCal Connected, Murray explains the often undiscussed pain and discomfort terminal patients experience on life support, and what families might not consider when choosing to prolong a loved one’s life at all costs.

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