Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day. After the intense pain of the events in Boston yesterday, why should we care?As a physician, I am made aware all too often of the frailties of the human soul and body. Perfectly normal lives come to an abrupt halt unexpectedly. Too often, perfectly normal bodies are maimed and the souls and the families connected with those bodies are changed forever. It is tragedy and it is life. There is really no way to adequately prepare.