References. When my mother was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer, my family quickly learned to play the game of weighing options and picking treatments, according to a risk/benefit analysis.

Disclosure: Dr. Emanuel reported no potential conflicts of interest. My main goal for writing the article was to start a conversation about the importance of quality rather than quantity of life, but I’m very comfortable with lots of people not agreeing with my view. Unfollow. Even though the odds were stacked against him, Joe lived every day …

Singer et al 1 recently reported on the experience of 7204 adults older than 50 years who died while being followed up as part of a longitudinal study of US health and retirement. Follow. Quality versus quantity of life: who should decide?

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Share Another "hard talk" Carol and I had before her diagnosis with ovarian cancer was the need to balance quality of life and quantity of life. Johnstone MJ. 02/13/2013 06:34 am ET Updated Apr 15, 2013 I am no stranger to the quantity-versus-quality of life debate. Unfortunately it is far from being resolved.

The issue of who should rightly decide quality versus quantity of life questions in health care contexts continues to receive widespread attention by health care professionals, academics and the laity. Doctors still consider themselves the rightful, dominant decision-makers. Coy F. Cross II.

Outliving the physician's initial prognosis of 10 years, he died unexpectedly of a cardiac dysrhythmia unrelated to the cancer. Standard of living refers to the level of wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities available to a certain socioeconomic class or geographic area. Quality or Quantity of Life?


Prolonging life at all costs: quantity versus quality Next Article Another STEP forward in emphysema treatment Medical advances have meant that people are living longer but, as the 2015 Global Burden of Disease data showed, the corresponding increase in healthy life expectancy was significantly less, meaning that people are also living with illness for longer.

That evidence has shown, importantly, that the amount of suffering that people endure in their last year of life is considerable. Both chemotherapy and radiation can have profound side-effects, some immediate, but gradually dissipating, others causing permanent damage. 1. He fought every day of his life, not knowing what tomorrow would bring. Quantity Vs. Quality Of Life.