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/ May 16, 2017

Medical Aid in Dying: The Cornerstone of Patient-Centered Care

The following article originally appeared in the May 2017 American Society of Aging Generations Magazine – End-of-Life Care edition.  In his brilliantly written book, Being Mortal, renowned surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande succinctly outlines the dichotomy between the amazing advances in twenty-first century medical technology and our society’s unwillingness to confront death and the dying process […]

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