Byock: America ready to "take back" the final chapter of life

01/22/2013 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Oregon has made leading-edge progress in some areas of hospice and palliative care, but challenges remain in the U.S. because many patients who want to die at home cannot do so, palliative care expert Dr. Ira Byock says in this interview. American society has matured, and baby boomers are "poised to take back this last chapter of human life," but to do so requires building "wholesome, well-supported off ramps."

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