They prefer to spend their last days at home and without pain
Have you ever heard the expression in blacksmith’s house stick knife? or that doctors are the worst patients there are. Well, these sayings are not so far from reality. In fact, many doctors have confessed that they don’t want to die like their patients.
Doctors do not want to die like their patients
If health professionals are asked how they want to die, most will respond that they do not want to die like their patients. For many of them, the most important thing is to do it in their homes and not suffer pain.
“I want to die at home, with a scent of lavender, low light, I hope with my spiritual guide, listening to Nightwish and the effects of psilocybin, says doctor Luz Marina Cano, a PhD in education and complex thinking and expert in palliative care in El Time.
In a forum on euthanasia that took place a few days ago, Luz Marina asked the attendees, who were doctors, if they wanted to die just like their patients. At the question, none raised his arm. This prompted more questions about how they would like their last days to be.
Most said it was outside the hospital. Psychiatrist Rodrigo Cordoba said he wanted a sudden death. He also noted that he is afraid of devastating ailments. He also said he would not want palliative care, something very curious since he is an expert in cardiac resuscitation.
In general, physicians mentioned that they are terrified of disabling ailments, that is, those that are undermining people’s functionality for a long time.
Another point that most pointed out is that they do not want to die alone. What is desired is for adults and with their families.
Lack of means
When mentioning that doctors do not want to die like their patients, one should also keep in mind that some people die without being properly treated. Not because the doctors do not want or are not professionals, but for lack of means.
For example, in Colombia, according to a report by the Palliative Care Observatory of the El Bosque University, in 2016, barely 40% of patients requiring palliative care had access to the service.