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The Future of Death: This is Now with Angie Coiro

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Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Everybody dies. And we all know that — at least, intellectually. But how realistically do we approach our own ends?

Statistically, it's a mixed bag. More elderly and hospitalized people have Do Not Resuscitate orders in place than ever before. But most American adults don't have a will ready. A third don't carry life insurance. Only one in five has told their friends and family how they'd like their own death to be dealt with.

Our next This Is Now event is all about death in America. What does a "good death" look like? How helpful can we expect the medical profession to be when the time comes — for example, respecting that DNR order, or talking frankly with us about what's ahead? What can hospice offer a client and their family — and who's lucky enough to have access to that? What choices of services and interment do the dying and their families confront?

Joining Angie to probe that ever-intimidating topic are:

  • Dr. Ruchika Mishra, Senior Bioethicist with the Program in Medicine and Human Values at Sutter Health Bay Area

  • Chris Taich, Director of Bereavement Services at Pathways Home Health and Hospice.

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