Zócalo presentations are always deep, and feature well-curated panels. From the program description:
Thanks to medical advances, we now live longer, but living longer doesn’t necessarily make death any easier when it comes. Forget the good life, what in this world makes a good death? How does culture affect our choices? Hospice, palliative care, assisted suicide – all offer some relief to suffering, yet it is our uncertainty about the end of life that keeps our dread alive.
Experts visit Zócalo to share first-hand accounts and clinical insight: Dr. Susan Stone, the Director of Palliative Care at the Los Angeles County Medical Center; Dr. Betty Ferrell of the City of Hope National Medical Center; and moderator Dr. Michael Wilkes, Vice Dean for Medical Education at UC Davis, join us for an evening of big questions that demand courage, compassion, and a dash of wit.
The panel is at NPR West in Culver City on Wednesay, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. It's free, and it helps to get an online reservation.