TagPalliative Care

Railway at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Photo by Ron Porter.

S1E43: Euthanasia – Dying with Dignity

This week we take a difficult walk through the ideas of medical aid in dying, assisted suicide, and euthanasia. Euthanasia is taken from the Greek word euthanos, which means “good death.” Is it really necessary to actively kill a person in order for them to have a “good death”? We talk this week...

Palliative comes from palliare - or cloak

S1E03: What is Palliative Care?

If you watch any newsreel of trauma or disaster victims, you will surely see somewhere a responder or volunteer draping a blanket over injured, wearied, or shell-shocked victims. There is something healing in the simple act of draping this cloak around someone. The word "palliative" comes from...

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