If you were the one who had metastatic cancer—or, for that matter, a similarly advanced case of emphysema or congestive heart failure—what would you want your doctors to do?

-Atul Gawande in "Letting Go", New Yorker

Ever since I joined Speaking of Faith, there has been editorial talk about wanting wise voices on death, or more specifically, end-of-life.  Recently we came across this insightful article in the New Yorker, and a follow-up interview on Fresh Air, that have bumped this up on our priority list.  In Krista’s words - “it is time for us to take this on.” 

What are your stories about approaching end-of-life, or end-of-life medical care?

by Shubha Bala, associate producer

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  1. sharanam said: I work as a hospice volunteer and found this article so powerful (haven’t yet listened to the NPR episode)…I can’t imagine a more important topic for your show. May comment more at the blog.
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