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4th Street Forum is Wisconsin’s only weekly TV program that's taped in front of an audience.
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Fourth Street Forum - April 20, 2012

Episode Description

[Original Airdate: April 20, 2012]

DYING WISELY AND WELL

As Americans, near death, we tend to go for aggressive medical care. It may slow the inevitable but in costly and sometimes undignified ways. Yet we want miracles. And we're terrified of rationing. Are there compassionate alternatives? Can we embrace policies that help us die wisely and well?

With host DENISE CALLAWAY.

And with guests, in order of appearance -- GLENN RAGALIE, MD, Hospice Medical Director, Aurora Health Care; JUNG KWAK, PhD, Gerontologist, UWM Helen Bader School of Social Welfare; SUSAN McCARTHY, MA, Clinical Ethics Director, Ministry Health Care; and MICHAEL MALONE, MD, Senior Services Medical Director, Aurora Sinai Medical Center.