“Tom Brokaw: What He Wants at Life’s End | Watch his TEDx talk with his physician daughter, Jennifer” – next avenue

“What someone wants at the end of life can be hard to pin down in words. Even a phrase like “no heroic measures” leaves family and physicians wondering what steps to take and when to stop, as Jennifer Brokaw, an emergency medicine physician, has pointed out to her better-known father, Tom.


“Watch as TV newsman and author Tom Brokaw and his daughter talk about his end-of-life wishes and how their family has come to believe in the importance of advance care planning. Their TEDx talk at Stanford University is a few years old, but it just gets more relevant with time. As Jennifer Brokaw says, talking as a family is even more vital as medicine grows increasingly specialized.”

Click here to read the next avenue article.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: