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A Better Way Of Death

Hour 2:           When debilitating disease and emotional fatigue leave aging parents asking to die, how do their adult children cope? Katy Butler, science writer for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Vogue and other publications, dealt with the deterioration of both her parents and began to question society’s value of extending life for the sake of. Her new book is “Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death” (Scribner, 2013).

  • Kay Merkel Boruff

    Katy, thank you thank you thank you for writing your book. I had to disconnect both my brother and my mother from life support. Those acts were harder than burying a husband when I was 26 and losing a best friend at 52. As I’m childless, I have instructions for my niece and my two close friends what not to do if & when I become ill. We need this discussion. Krys, always great programs.

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