What end-of-life care really means
The Obama administration took a lot of heat over a provision in the new health care law which encourages doctors to provide end-of-life planning for their patients. Proponents of end-of-life planning argue that it empowers patients and families, and could equal cost savings to the health care system down the road.
- Ted Fishman: Journalist and author of "Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival, and Nation Against Nation."
- Robert Kane M.D.: Professor and Minnesota Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging, Division of Health Policy & Management,University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
- About Ted Fishman
- About Robert Kane
- The Minnesota Health Care Directive
- Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging
- "Treat Me, Not My Age" by Mark Lachs