End of life is the focus of KQED’s latest Health Dialogues, which debuted last night. Among the features: a physician’s perspective on preparing for the end of life, a conversation of cultural and generational differences in how terminal illness and death are handled, and a feature on palliative care programs for children. The latter segment is particularly difficult to listen to, but it also serves as a reminder of the amazing strength of people. “I’m like a solider… When it’s my turn [to die], I’m going to [have] my head up,” said one 18-year-old cancer patient, who passed away several months after his interview.
Previously: Atul Gawande on “letting go” at life’s end