MAFP Statement on Compassionate, End of Life Care

December 14, 2020—At its Dec. 9 meeting, the MAFP Executive Committee issued this statement on compassionate, end of life care.

Family physicians care for patients at every stage of life. As COVID-19 cases continue to increase across Michigan, family physicians hear their patients’ concerns about dying alone. Michigan Academy of Family Physicians encourages all Michigan health care facilities to provide dignity-filled, compassionate end of life care, which includes a family member or individual designated by the patient at the bedside.