by Ira Byock, M.D.
Dr. Ira Byock is the director of palliative medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
March 26, 2012 Many Americans hope to die peacefully at home surrounded by their loved ones, but it usually doesn't turn out that way. In The Best Care Possible, Dr. Ira Byock argues that the way most Americans die is a national disgrace — and will only get worse as baby boomers age.
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