I’m A Doctor In A COVID-19 Unit. Here’s One Vital Step I Wish Everyone Would Take.


Asha Shajahan, M.D.Guest Writer for the Huffington Post

Earlier this week, a 30-year-old patient with COVID-19 passed away on a ventilator. He hadn’t laid out his end-of-life wishes ― what in the medical field are called advance directives. His father, devastated after seeing the numbers related to his condition, didn’t want any further treatment that would prolong the inevitable. His mother wanted to try everything that could possibly be done to save him. If the patient himself had been able to speak, he might have expressed what his wishes were and saved his family a heartbreaking conflict… Continued…