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The past decade has seen a tremendous surge of interest in improved pain management, end-of-life care, and physician-assisted suicide. A panel talks about hospice care and other programs that treat death as an important, though often difficult, part of human life.
- Dr. Russell Portenoy Chairman of the department of pain medicine and palliative care at Beth Israel Medical Center
- Dr. Matthew Kestenbaum Medical director at Washington Home and Hospice
- Dr. Joanne Lynn Senior scientist at the RAND Corporation
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