The NY Times on Hospicce in the US


Zen & Dying WellIt’s been a big issue for me. Spurned by the Brittany Maynard hubbub this part year, I’ve had a lot to say lately about hospice and end-of-life care, because the end may not end when you’re very old. But the Zen Foundation aims to both actively participate in caring for it’s dying ‘residents’ and change the attitudes in medicine about dying where the hospital cannot go. It’s a movement. We shouldn’t focus on living to 100 and being sickly at the end, but at least we lived to 100. We should love to live to our 80’s, and not be afraid of death. Medicine is adding time, and it’s all quantity, not quality.

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