“Over 50 percent of Americans die in pain,” Nutik Zitter wrote in Extreme Measures. “Seventy percent die in institutions. And 30 percent of families lose most of their life savings while caring for a dying loved one.” Reading those sentences, written nearly half a century after my grandfather’s warning decrying exactly such a scenario, it’s easy to think that little progress has been made in the quest for a good death. But a closer look reveals a more complex narrative, thanks in no small part to a tradition of activism and research in the Bay Area.(…) Read Full Publication Here

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