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Living, Dying, and the Problem with Hope

In this 20-minute TEDx talk Dr. Leslie Blackhall, Head of Palliative Care at the University of Virginia, identifies misplaced “hope” as a key cause of non-beneficial medical interventions.  

Blackhall argues that accepting dying as a part of life allows us to achieve a fuller and richer life with the days that we live.

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