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Tue, Sep 15

Do you want to die at home?

Late on a Sunday night in the hospital, my Haitian patient’s wife came in to help translate. I don’t know what I would have done without her. I needed to tell my patient that the tumor growing in his chest was pressing on his aorta. If he needed CPR overnight, the chest compressions might prove fatal.

Read more of the op-ed from Duke’s Haider Javed Warraich in the Los Angeles Times.