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: Susan Page
Two specialists talk about their approach to chronic back pain, which rejects longstanding assumptions about the causes of the pain and offers a self-treatment plan. Dr. Ron Siegel, licensed clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Doug Johnson, medical director of the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, are co-authors with Michael Urdang of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain (Broadway Books 2001; paperback April 2002).
- Dr. Doug Johnson author and medical director of the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts
- Dr. Ron Siegel author and licensed clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School
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