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
America is a nation of immigrants. As in past generations, today refugees come from all around the world, fleeing wars, famines and other traumas. And, as psychologist Mary Pipher explains in her new book, American communities that have rarely seen outsiders in the past are taking them in.
- Mary Pipher Psychotherapist and author of six books, including, "Reviving Ophelia," "The Shelter of Each Other," and "Another Country."
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