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‘Best Care’ may be dying well, say hospice, palliative docs
USA Today

Medical advances help people live longer and longer, but too few physicians help people understand that longer is not always better, according to two new books. Ira Byock says he wants “to raise people’s expectations” about the end of life and to to change the conversation about dying in America about dying. “It’s not easy to die well in modern times,” says Byock, director of palliative medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., and author of The Best Care Possible, a Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through the End Of Life.