August 3, 2012 | Science | Rebroadcast
The Best Care Possible
Friday, we're rebroadcasting a conversation Doug had earlier this year with end-of-life care expert Ira Byock about his book "The Best Care Possible." Dr. Byock says that the one thing worse than having someone we love die is having them die badly. That's why his work has steered clear of the "more-is-always-better" philosophy that results in so many Americans experiencing painful and dehumanizing deaths. We'll talk about practical solutions for reforming our health care system and why Byock is determined to put the "care" back in healthcare.
- Ira Byock, The Best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life
- Visit Dr. Byock on-line: TheBestCarePossible.com