Patients are asking me about the H1N1 vaccine. Usually, as a “one more thing” question at the tail end of a visit.
The editor in chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, (aka: JACC, the leading cardiology journal) has written an opinion statement concerning end of life care. He discusses a clear cut case of an elderly patient who is dying from advanced heart disease. He appropriately describes the transitioning of life prolonging treatment to supportive symptom relief known as palliative care. So far, not so controversial.