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#A-88 End of Life Issues

What problems do we need to think about when a loved one faces terminal illness? Medical and legal issues become intertwined at the end of life. Do you need health care power of attorney? Who decides whether a patient should be intubated, respirated or resuscitated? Some familires have huge fights over these questions. Can they be avoided with advanced planning? We will consider how we can help a loved one face death with dignity on this show.

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.”.
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