“The Best Possible Day”

Today’s Sunday Review from the New York Times has an article written by Dr. Atul Gawande, “The Best Possible Day”, about his daughter’s piano teacher who was placed on hospice. Dr. Gawande brings to attention the questions physicians can ask patients with terminal illnesses that focus on the patient’s priorities: 1. What is their understanding of their health or condition? 2. What are their goals if their health worsens? 3. What are their fears? 4. What are the trade-offs they are willing to make and not make? Click on the link below to read the article. The Best Possible Day