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Talking about life and death

Dr. Ira Byock spends a lot of time talking about topics that make many people uncomfortable, such as what kind of care people want at the end of life or how to prepare for the death of a loved one. Despite the difficulty of these issues, they are clearly on the minds of many Americans. So when Byock recently published a book on what he has learned over the course of his career (The Best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life), he had a lot of requests to talk about his work. Below, listen to some of the media outlets that spoke to Byock about his new book and about why he thinks it is so important to discuss matters of life and death.

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