Comfortable for whom? What does it mean for the family gathered all around the room as they watch the patriarch snoring peacefully, knowing that this sleep might be the penultimate one. CMO is not for them. But how do you comfort them? Is it comfortable for them to wonder if every breathless apnea is the last? Is it more comfortable to hear the metronome of the heart beep away? Is it better to know when the end is coming? Or is better to let the only noise in the room be that of laughter and tears and silence? To recreate a home one last time? We can put in all the orders we want for the comfort of the patients in the beds. But for the comfort of everyone around, we are somehow even more helpless.

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