Science
8:15 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Has dying changed over time? Aging Matters - End of Life airs Thursday, the 17th at 7 pm

AGING MATTERS — END OF LIFE weaves together personal stories of families and interviews with scholars, doctors and medical ethicists to examine the complicated experience of dying. The program explores the radical transformation of death and dying in the United States over the past 150 years, Americans' cultural unwillingness to face death, and the efforts in place to change how Americans understand and talk about dying. Among several topics, AGING MATTERS addresses the role of advance directives, palliative care and hospice in an end-of-life strategy. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kathy Mattea hosts the program and shares her personal experience caring for family members suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.

Aging Matters - End of Life airs on Thursday, April 17th at 7 pm on channel 3.

Hosted by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kathy Mattea, AGING MATTERS — END OF LIFE weaves together personal stories of families and interviews with scholars, doctors and medical ethicists to examine the complicated experience of dying. Photo credit: David McClister.