Natural Inevitability – Death: the podcast – It’s New Orleans
In medical school, Shoshana Ungerleider was primarily focused on curing disease and prolonging life. However, as her medical training progressed, Dr. Ungerleider noticed that a preponderance of incurably ill people were spending the last of their precious days hooked up to life-sustaining machinery, isolated from friends and family, with little to no information about the available care options. Thus began a mission to change all of that.
How can physicians and lay people begin to view death not as a treatment failure but as a natural inevitability? How can patients insure their medical care corresponds with their goals and values?
Join Arian and Shoshana as they discuss both the aspirations and challenges associated with providing end-of-life care.