As I walked into the ICU room, I noticed a terminally ill patient who was receiving every life sustaining medical intervention available. Tubes and monitors were everywhere, small electrodes taped to the patient’s chest, and IV in his arm, providing fluids. The artificial light was unwelcoming. Three adult children and spouse were standing around the patient with the unfortunate task of deciding just what to do. The impression I had of the loved ones was one of shock, overwhelming grief, and bewilderment.