The medical industrial complex is very good at saving lives. It is not so good, however, at improving the quality of life for people who are near death. The status quo is also bankrupting us.
Palliative care, on the other hand, focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness.
Death panels notwithstanding, in today's lesson, Jeff Schechtman explores the ways that we can start a meaningful discussion about death.