Patt Morrison for July 12, 2012

Dr. Dan Morhaim explores how to survive and die on your own terms

The Johns Hopkins University Press

"The Better End: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today's Modern Medical World" by Dan Morhaim, M.D.

We often praise modern medical science for providing advanced treatments that save lives using methods beyond what was once thought possible. Physicians are able to monitor, regulate and even engineer the human body more effectively with each passing year. These advancements in health management, however, have brought along new dilemmas to face when navigating our mortality such as deciding how, when, and where we die.

In his new book, author and practicing physician Dr. Dan Morhaim explores end-of-life care and the tough decisions that we must make as we prepare to depart our existence. Morhaim informs readers about considerations such as where to find readily available living wills and advance directives and why it is important to use them.

Excerpt From 'The Better End'

WEIGH IN:

Where and how do you want to spend your final days?

Guest:

Dr. Dan Morhaim, author of "The Better End: Surviving (and Dying) on Your Own Terms in Today's Modern Medical World" and practicing physician


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