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.
Two years ago on the campus of Virginia Tech, a disturbed student gunned down thirty-two of his classmates and teachers. An English professor who had reached out to the troubled young man talks about the tragedy.
- Dr. Carol Bernstein is President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association. She serves as Associate Professor of Psychiatry and is an Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the NYU School of Medicine.
- Dr. Edward Spencer is Vice President for Student Affairs at Virginia Tech.
- Lucinda Roy Alumni and Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech. She is also author of the novel "Lady Moses" and several poetry books. She teaches courses on creative writing, the civil rights movement, and literature.
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