Even in Death There is Inequality

Death is often seen as the great equalizer. However, according to  Sunita Puri, this is not the case.  Drawing from her experience as a palliative physician, Puri describes how inequalities are often present throughout an individual’s life, even when they are dying.  Unfortunately, such inequalities can make such things as end-of-life care less than ideal.  As Puri states, “We need to provide all patients – not only those who enjoy socioeconomic stability – with the comfort and dignity they deserve at life’s end, regardless of the inequalities that have shaped their lives.”  Read the full article here.

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