Author recounts mother's end-of-life journey in new book

Katy Butler's new book, "Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death" tells about her mother's decision not to have risky heart valve surgery at age 84 and instead opt for palliative care. Butler said her mother "died the death she chose, not the death anyone else had in mind," so she told her story in hopes it will create a new "art of dying" for the biotech age.

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