A Interview On Palliative Care

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Palliative Care

Video Link: http://www.ted.com/talks/bj_miller_what_really_matters_at_the_end_of_life

Article Link: http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=738989

In the BJ Miller’s video, he discussed about palliative care and shared a story with

general audience about his career as a physician who truly cares for his patients. He opened

the talk with his suffering from a near death experience in his sophomore year of college,

which happened due to him and his friends’ stupidity. He did not feel any more regret about

this fact than regret by himself; instead, he was a very patient person to deal with his

suffering with death. To begin the discussion, he talked about a relationship with death, and

after a long wait, he chose health care system because he cared about his health and patients

throughout the past decades in the hospital. Next, he talked about how healthcare was

focused on diseases, not people because of the fact that it is more compelling to reflect health

issues than thinking about the end of life. Third, he explicitly was describing palliative care,

which a caring becomes a creative, generative, and a playful act. All of the above, his three

main discussions were unique about his overall experience from suffering death. Moving into

the article, there was an issue for a serious chronic illness especially in families, and it was to

best support quality of life for palliative care. However, people who tended to follow decline
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