Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
Guest Host: Lynn Neary
Psychologist Lauren Slater has written three memoirs. The first focused on her history of schizophrenia, the second on her experiences with depression. In the third, she writes about her episodes of epilepsy — and her habit of telling lies. She talks about how she’s used both fact and fiction in presenting her life story, as she discusses her latest book.
- Lauren Slater author and psychologist
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