Advance care planning in La Crosse, Wisconsin
In 1991, 15 percent of La Crosse residents had an advance care plan. Local health-care leaders set a goal: increase this to 50 percent.
Physician-ethicist Daniel Sulmasy
"If I walk into the room of a patient dying in faith, hope, and love, I feel I need to take my shoes off. It is that holy."
In the U.S., assisted suicide has mostly been a hard sell. But there are some clear steps to take to improve end-of-life care.
The black church and hospice care
The American hospice movement is thriving. But its growth has tended to neglect African Americans.
A Christian critique
The emphasis on patients' rights and autonomy has been a weak remedy for medicalized death.