Questions for the Doctor

All questions are from the patient's perspective.

  • What is the plan today?

  • How will I know if the plan worked?

  • Is there anything that will be done today that will hurt or cause me suffering?

  • How will I be able to speak if there is a tube is in my throat?

  • How long will I need this tube (any tube)?

  • How long will I need to be on the breathing machine (or other technology)?

  • Explain to me what is meant by "doing everything."

  • What is wrong with me?

  • Can what is wrong with me be cured?

  • How will what is wrong with me affect my life?