Thinking about how you want to spend your final months of life isn’t a topic most people want to dwell on until they need to. Yet experts say many patients with terminal illnesses could benefit from the social, psychological and spiritual services offered by hospices. Kojo looks at the difficult choice that many families face in forgoing life-prolonging treatment to improve quality of life.


  • Ann Berger Chief of Pain and Palliative Care at the National Institute of Health Clinical Center
  • Malene Davis President and CEO, Capital Hospice
  • Brian Rood Medical Director for Pediatric Advanced Needs Assessment (PANDA) Care Team at Children's National Medical Center. He's also Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University.

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