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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