Palliative Care in the ICU: What to Know About Time-Limited Trials

Time-limited trials offer I.C.U. patients and their families a sense of empowerment in the face of low odds.

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Filing Suit for ‘Wrongful Life’

More Americans are writing end-of-life instructions as the pandemic renders such decisions less abstract. But are medical providers listening?

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Hiker Rescued From Mount Rainier Makes ‘Miraculous’ Recovery

When Michael Knapinski arrived at a Seattle hospital, his heart stopped for 45 minutes and he was put on life support. Two days later, he was walking.

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My Uncle Died of Covid-19 in America. In China, Would He Have Lived?

My father, a Chinese pulmonologist, believes his brother could have been saved.

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51 Days on a Ventilator: How ‘Miracle Larry’ Survived Covid-19

He got Covid-19 just as the pandemic hit New York, and his personal catastrophe mirrors the city’s. The worst may be behind them. The wreckage is not.

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Coronavirus Doctors Can’t Save Everyone

We need to be honest with ourselves and our patients. We can’t “do everything” and “save everyone.”

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Grandma Rocket, the Virus and a Family Whose Love Bridged 2,500 Miles

A matriarch to generations, both in the United States and Colombia, she struggled with the coronavirus on a ventilator. They gathered online and in the I.C.U. to prepare for the end.

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