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Still dying badly

A Christian critique

Sometime around 1965 people became aware that the experience of dying in America was often made worse by medical experts. People began to complain that dying had been "medicalized," that it had been made a medical rather than a human event, that too often people died lingering deaths, alone in a hospital, surrounded by technological apparatus and the experts who knew how to use it rather than by family and friends who knew them.

 

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