End of Life

End of Life

Hospice and palliative care experts say the growing burden of caring for "old old" Americans -- those over 85 -- is reaching crisis proportions. We talk about elder care and end-of-life decisions, and our persistent inability to...

Hospice and palliative care experts say the growing burden of caring for "old old" Americans -- those over 85 -- is reaching crisis proportions. We talk about elder care and end-of-life decisions, and our persistent inability to acknowledge the unpredictable realities of aging and dying.

Guests

Robin Marantz Henig

writer for the New York Times Magazine

Dr. Jerald Winakur

associate faculty member at the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center; he's practiced internal medicine and geriatrics for almost 30 years

Dr. Joanne Lynn

senior scientist at the RAND Corporation

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