Worthwhile to read

A Good Death? (nejm.org)  It starts as follows; “I’ve lived with this for 10 years. I’m hoping for another 2, to make it to my 85th birthday so I can have a big party.” My patient’s voice was weak, but his goals were clear. He had been transferred to our inpatient palliative care unit overnight for end-of-life care. Having just come on as the attending physician, I was meeting him for the first time.