Very important story on end-of-life decisions or, more importantly, discussions that we all need to have. Piece on NPR site and authored by "AP" (whoever wrote it deserves a decent byline), "Americans are treated, and overtreated to death," features the story of Rosaria Vandenberg, who died from a brain tumor in 2004, with very little time at home and, in retrospect, her family thinks, too much intervention.
The result: her sister-in-law Alexandra Drane started Engage with Grace: The One Slide Project, which I've participated in on Thanksgiving for the past few years during its annual blog rally. Will be even more poignant for us this year.
Here are the five questions for your family to talk about: