No one wants to talk about death. Hell, most physicians don't want to cover the topic. But today's episode is all about just that, the art of dying.
But don't think of this as a complete downer episode. It's all part of our life journey.
Today's guest is an expert in the art of human death. Lydia Dugdale MD, MAR, is the Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Silberberg Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at Columbia University. Prior to her 2019 move to Columbia, she was Associate Director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics and founding Co-Director of the Program for Medicine, Spirituality, and Religion at Yale School of Medicine. She is an internal medicine primary care doctor and medical ethicist.
Her first book, Dying in the Twenty-First Century, provides the theoretical grounding for this current book, The Lost Art Of Dying. In it, Dr. Dugdale offers a hopeful perspective on death and dying as she shows us how to adapt the wisdom from the past to our lives today. The Lost Art of Dying is a vital, affecting book that reconsiders death, death culture, and how we can transform how we live each day, including our last.