What we can do to die well

Title:
What we can do to die well
Speaker:
Timothy Ihrig
Description:

The healthcare industry in America is so focused on pathology, surgery and pharmacology -- on what doctors "do" to patients -- that it often overlooks the values of the human beings it's supposed to care for. Palliative care physician Timothy Ihrig explains the benefits of a different approach, one that fosters a patient's overall quality of life and navigates serious illness from diagnosis to death with dignity and compassion.

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Video Language:
English
Team:
closed TED
Project:
TEDTalks
Duration:
13:32