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.
The House of Representatives defied President Bush’s threatened veto and passed legislation that would loosen restrictions on federally funded stem cell research. Diane and her guests talk about the implications for U.S. researchers and for the larger stem cell debate.
- Fr. Kevin FitzGerald molecular biologist, chair in Catholic Health Care Ethics at Georgetown University, and Catholic priest
- Rick Weiss science reporter for "The Washington Post"
- Dr. John Gearhart Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania
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