At the Intersection of Quantity and Quality

When ‘Doing Everything’ Is Way Too Much

  • February 12th, 2015

In trying to honor Vincent’s autonomy, we abandoned him in hell. A decade ago, as a doctor in the intensive care unit at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, I met Vincent — I’m using this name to protect his privacy — on his ninth stay of the year. He was a “frequent flier,” […]