In this episode, we talk with Jessica about how we avoid the conversation about death by hiding behind differences such as religion, culture, and race. She talks about why it is important to speak about death far in advance of being anywhere near it, about the conflict doctors have against the need and desire to keep people alive versus maintaining quality of life up to the end, and she digs deeper into the extremely difficult decision-making processes people have to go through near the end (especially when conversations about death didn’t happen in advance).