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
Novelist Ann Patchett discusses her popular novel, which was inspired in part by the 1996 hostage crisis at the Japanese ambassadorial residence in Lima, Peru. Now available in paperback, this work recently won the Penn/Faulkner Award.
- Ann Patchett also author of the novels "The Patron Saint of Liars," "Taft," "The Magician's Assistant," and "Bel Canto," which won the Pen/Faulkner Award.
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