Ira Byock and Elliott Fisher on Better End-of-Life Care
Posted Nov 24 2010 5:13pm
We're all going to die someday, but imagine for a moment that you have a terminal illness and will die in two months. Where would you choose to be as you approach the end of your life? Most people would say they'd like to be at home, but in reality, 75% of all people at the end stages of life die either in a hospital or nursing home. New Hampshire Public Television hosts a provocative discussion about end of life care with Dr. Ira Byock and Dr. Elliott Fisher. Dr. Byock is the Director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is the author of Dying Well and The Four Things that Matter Most as well as the co-author of several other books. Dr. Fisher is Director, Center for Population Health at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.