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Tricycle contributing editor Amy Gross speaks with author Katy Butler about modern medicine’s often misguided approach to end-of-life care. Butler’s bestselling book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death, chronicles the author’s own experience of her father’s slow decline following a devastating stroke. “There comes a point,” Butler says, “when death becomes a blessing and living becomes a burden.” In this episode of Tricycle Talks, Butler tells us what we need to know—and conversations we need to have—to make responsible medical decisions for ourselves and loved ones as we approach the end of life.
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