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