“Dying Shouldn’t Be So Brutal”

Interesting op-ed piece from The New York Times by Dr. Ira Byock, a palliative care physician, that discusses the “unsafe state of dying in America”. Dr. Byock points out the ways healthcare systems fail to provide the basic safety needs of patients and their families when it comes to end of life care. Just as hospitals are held to high standards when it comes to caring for patients, the author argues that hospice and palliative care services should also be held accountable. Educating physicians in training should include a curriculum that teaches them how to treat patients with terminal diseases and managing their pain as well as talking to them and their families. Check out the article below!