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June 30th 2014:Changing The Way We Die

Forty four percent of American now die while receiving some form of hospice care. We have choices about what interventions we want when injury, illness, or ageing bring us close to death. Talking about death still remains taboo for many families and circles of support. Fear keeps us from engaging in conversations that can offer hope and comfort to the dying and the caregiver. In our conversation today, guest Sheila Himmel, co-author of Changing the Way We Die, addresses the discomfort that surrounds death. Through the stories of patients, caregivers, and researchers, we will explore the remark

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Sheila Himmel

Sheila Himmel is a Psychology Today blogger and the coauthor of Hungry: A Mother and Daughter fight Anorexia. Her work has appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Robb Report, and M Magazine. As restaurant critic of The San Jose Mercury News, she won a James Beard Award for feature writing. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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