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.
A protracted and bitter family dispute over the removal of a disabled woman’s feeding tube is being fought on the national stage. Diane and her guests discuss some of the moral, legal and political issues involved.
- Jessica Berg associate professor of Law and Biomedical Ethics at Case Western Reserve University
- Kenneth Goodman director, Bioethics Program, University of Miami
- James Q Wilson professor emeritus at Harvard University and UCLA, public policy analyst, author of several books including "The Moral Sense"
- Thomas Mann senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How To Get It Back On Track"
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