When CPR causes harm and suffering

“Maggie would have wanted everything done. She didn’t want to die.”

I’m sitting beside *Maggie’s hospital bed, speaking to her sister, her only surviving next of kin and substitute decision maker. I have known Maggie for over six months. When she was first referred to see me, she was a dynamic 45-year-old woman who had just been diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

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