Sermon excerpted and adapted from remarks by Dennis McCullough, M.D. at an interfaith service, Kendal at Hanover, April 15, 2007.
My vision of better care for elders in late life is not a call for a nostalgic return to some imagined romantic past when the lone family doctors sat by the bedside by candlelight tending the ill.
Read a Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly e-mail interview with Dr. Dennis McCullough, author of MY MOTHER, YOUR MOTHER: EMBRACING SLOW MEDICINE, THE COMPASSIONATE APPROACH TO CARING FOR YOUR AGING LOVED ONES.
Some doctors are proposing that their patients consider what's being called "slow medicine," that is, trying to let nature take its course rather than aggressively fighting the ravages that sometimes accompany old age.