How Doctors Die

“How Doctors Die.” By Ken Murray, MD, The Saturday Evening Post.

It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. For all the time they spend . . . → Read More: How Doctors Die

A Plan To Fix Cancer Care

“A Plan To Fix Cancer Care.” By Ezekiel J. Emanuel, The New York Times.

This year, more than 1.6 million Americans — 0.5 percent of the population — will receive a diagnosis of cancer. Their treatment will consume at least 5 percent of the country’s health care spending, at a cost that is growing faster . . . → Read More: A Plan To Fix Cancer Care

When Prolonging Death Seems Worse Than Death

“When Prolonging Death Seems Worse Than Death.” By Terry Gross, Fresh Air from WHYY

“We’re going to discuss a subject that’s difficult to talk about: end-of-life decisions for the terminally ill. My guest, Judith Schwarz, works with the group Compassion & Choices, serving as the regional clinical coordinator for the East Coast. Compassion & Choices . . . → Read More: When Prolonging Death Seems Worse Than Death