Sandeep Jauhar | “How Do You Want to Die?” – New York Times
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“How Do You Want to Die?” New York Times

“How Do You Want to Die?” New York Times

“But cost, even with our country’s skyrocketing health care expenditures, is not the main issue. The main issue, in my view, is that defibrillators may send the dying process down a long and winding path that it might not otherwise have taken. No one wants to die prematurely, but when it’s their time, most people want to go quickly and painlessly. Defibrillators can prevent this from happening. They help prevent sudden death, to be sure. But they also can take away the sudden-death option…”