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Granting wishes beyond medical care

Author:

Nishardi Tharu Wijeratne

Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, LK
About Nishardi

Nishardi Wijeratne
MBBS, MHSc. Bioethics

Lecturer in Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka Fellow in Clinical and Organizational Ethics, Joint Centre for Bioethics
Fellow in Medical Education, Wilson Centre/Centre for Faculty Development University of Toronto, Canada

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Abstract

Quality end of life care requires more than Intensive Care Units and life support machines. Sometimes, we need to spare a little love and understanding for our patients. If we take the time to ask our patients what they most wish during their last days or at least allow them the opportunity to tell us of these dying needs beforehand, end of life care would be more satisfactory for our patients and perhaps for ourselves.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljcc.v2i1.1549

Sri Lanka Journal of Critical Care Vol.2(1) 2011 33-34

How to Cite: Wijeratne, N.T., (2011). Granting wishes beyond medical care. Sri Lanka Journal of Critical Care. 2(1), pp.33–34. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljcc.v2i1.1549
Published on 27 Dec 2011.
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