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EP 886B A Good Death After a Good Life

Summary: Most people say they would like to die quietly at home, yet about 60% of elderly patients die in institutions.
Air Date: 4/17/18
Duration: 19:57
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Samuel Harrington, MD
Samuel Harrington, MD, a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Wisconsin Medical School, concentrated his practice at Sibley Memorial Hospital. 

His work as Sibley's patient safety officer representative to the Johns Hopkins Medicine Board of Trustees and his service on the board of a nonprofit hospice in Washington D.C. informed his passion for helping aged patients make appropriate end-of-life decisions.

Dr. Harrington, currently retired, resides in Stonington, ME and Brooklyn, NY.
  • Book Title: At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/spharrington?
  • Guest Twitter Account: @gapyearsam
EP 886B A Good Death After a Good Life
Oftentimes, death sneaks up on people, and they feel unprepared to make end-of-life decisions for either themselves or their loved ones.

Most people say they would like to die quietly at home, yet about 60% of elderly patients die in institutions.

Dr. Samuel Harrington, author of At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life, shares his best tips for preparing for death so that your loved ones can pass away peacefully.

He explains how often people undergo painful procedures as a last-ditch effort to remain alive, even though dying would be less stressful.

Learn when aggressive treatments are inappropriate and how to say no. You can ensure your loved one's last days are spent comfortably at home.
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