I saw an article recently in which the author writes that doctors die differently from the rest of us. That certainly caught my attention, and while there are no studies to back up what he writes, he does seem to point to factors that all of us might want to consider.
Ken Murray, MD, in How Doctor’s Die, writes:
“It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. For all the time they spend fending off the deaths of others, they tend to be fairly serene when faced with death themselves. They know exactly what is going to happen, they know the choices, and they generally have access to any sort of medical care they could want. But they go gently.”