Doctors, Death, and Dignity: The Semantics of "Suicide"
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Inevitably, death comes to be seen as the enemy in medical care. A resuscitation effort ends with success, or death. Death is the antithesis of triumph in medicine. It is where options run out, where treatments end, where the final desperations of hope surrender. It is failure.Nor are we in medicine unique in this tendency. Poets, too, have interpo