The Path to a Better Way of Death

Sep 11, 2013

09/11/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents ponders the overuse of life-prolonging medical care, with journalist  Katy Butler (Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death). There are some 6-million Americans over the age of 85.  They’re now the nation’s fastest growing age group. The vast majority  hope to die at home, but 44% die in hospitals, a fifth of those in intensive care.  Butler says many sick people are overwhelmed by efforts to prolong life and some choose to meet death the old-fashioned way:  head on. That’s Topical Currents Wednesday at 1pm.