Why Infection May Be a Good Way to Die

Sitting in a wheelchair in the hallway of a nursing home, thinking about better days in her youth, a woman feels the fatigue of endless trips to the hospital from recurrent infections. She begs her daughter to take her home, where she can listen to her music while looking out of her living-room window.

It started with a fall that resulted in injury, and things went downhill from there. As the woman needed more care, and with limited personal funds, she was stuck in the nursing home, unable to achieve the vision she has for how to spend her final days.