In care for the infirmed, this doctor gets it right

Then I remember a visiting palliative-care physician’s words about caring for the fragile elderly: “We forget to ask patients what they want from their care. What are their goals?”
I pause, then look this frail, dignified man in the eye.
“What are your goals for your care?” I ask. “How can I help you?”


via How I discovered an important question a doctor should ask a patient – The Washington Post.