Educating our Patients about Life and the End of Life: Toward a Pedagogy of Dying

There is an extensive literature on how physicians can best educate their patients about living healthier—one might call it a “pedagogy of living.” In this essay, I suggests that physicians develop a “pedagogy of dying” for their adult patients: educating them about how they can approach death with some measure of grace and dignity, as consistent with their wants as possible, and cognizant of the final reality we all face.

via Educating our Patients about Life and the End of Life: Toward a Pedagogy of Dying.

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