End of Life Care 'We're Reluctant to Talk About Death'

Bestselling author Dr. Atul Gawande's new book focuses on medical care for the dying. In an interview, he speaks with SPIEGEL about end-of-life priorities, when treatment is a mistake and how rules in care homes are made to be broken.
Afternoon dancing at a care home in Berlin: "I learned to ask of my patients what their most important priorities are and what they want to achieve in the time they have left."

Afternoon dancing at a care home in Berlin: "I learned to ask of my patients what their most important priorities are and what they want to achieve in the time they have left."

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