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“Please Don’t Keep Me”

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  • Alexis Drutchas, M.D.

After her grandmother attempts suicide, a physician finds that the medical team’s avoidance of honest conversation about her grandmother’s reality and desires creates a chasm between the clinicians and the family that is counterproductive and painful.

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This article was published on December 22, 2021, at NEJM.org.

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Palliative Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

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