Journal: Emergency Medicine News Author: Hazan, A. & Haber, J. Publication Date: Apr 2017 Volume Number: 39 Issue: 4 Page Numbers: 22
Description: One of our favorite attendings used to take a moment before every intubation to ask his patients a critical but often neglected question: “If you were to die, would you like me to relay any message to your family?”

The answers were mixed. Some patients wanted him to contact their families and tell them that they loved them. Some wanted him to convey their regret over things that were said or unsaid. Some wanted him to make sure their pets were well taken care of.
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