End of Life Issues | Your Kidneys Your Health | @qasimbuttmd

So contrary to what y’all may think, the toughest thing I see on a daily basis is not death - it is prolonged suffering.
Believe me I see it all the time, people who have reduced mental states undergoing procedures or living lives that they never would have actually wanted.
Or better yet, families tearing each other apart because they never asked their elderly parents what their wishes were.
Today’s episode is a bit more serious, but I’m going to explain to you how good planning can make the last few days of life a far better experience.

Learn about these key concepts:
Full code
Advanced directives
Living will
Medical power of attorney

#kidneys #hospice #endoflifecare

Dr. Qasim Butt is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He is also a certified skilled Interventional Nephrologist, who helps maintain dialysis access for patient.
This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Butt and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to give medical advice. All viewers are advised to consult their own doctors regarding specific health issues.

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Dr. Qasim Butt is a highly skilled and well-rounded physician that serves the San Antonio area. He not only practices clinical nephrology but is also a certified interventional nephrologist able to handle all issues related to dialysis access (fistulas, graft, catheters, etc.). He is board certified by the ABIM in both internal medicine and nephrology. He is also a skilled interventional nephrologist and is certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.