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Photo by CHRIS YOUNG/THE CANADIAN PRESS. Article by Wency Leung.

"As the death toll of the coronavirus pandemic mounts, some doctors are encouraging Canadians to plan for serious illness and possible death now, rather than leaving family and medical staff to make those difficult decisions once they become ill.

"Having discussions around serious illness and death helps ensure people do not get unwanted care, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or mechanical ventilation, said Daren Heyland, a professor of medicine in the department of critical care medicine at Queen’s University."

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