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End of Life Decisions: Why Aren’t We Talking?

Posted on 05/06/2014

Be Smart Be Well: “Why do we have so many people who are dying in ways that they did not want to, often in ways that are more painful, more isolated than they wanted?” asks Eric Hardt, M.D., associate professor at Boston University School of Medicine. The answer, he told Be Smart. Be Well., is that many people are not making their end-of-life wishes known to loved ones.

Be Smart. Be Well. sat down with Dr. Hardt and other experts in end-of-life care to examine why people find talking about end of life so difficult and how we can start talking to family members about end-of-life decisions.

Watch the full video here.