Progressive Spirit:At Peace 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Progressive Spirit  At Peace  Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
John Shuck  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
Dr. Samuel Harrington, MD, is the author of At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life. In this important book, which James Fallows of The Atlantic calls deeply humane, he argues the case for taking a clear-eyed yet compassionate view towards the end of life. Most people say they would like to die quietly at home. But overly aggressive medical advice, coupled with an unrealistic sense of invincibility, results in the majority of elderly patients misguidedly dying in institutions while undergoing painful procedures, instead of having a better and more peaceful death they desired.

Dr. Harrington is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Professionally, he concentrated his practice at Sibley Memorial Hospital also served on the board of a nonprofit hospice in Washington, D.C. He also listened to his parents when they were facing end of life decisions and helped them enter this period of their lives peacefully, while being able to live at home. It was these two experiences together that prompted his desire to write this book. AT PEACE outlines specific active and passive steps that older patients and their health care proxies can take to insure loved ones pass their last days comfortably at home and/or in hospice, when further aggressive care is inappropriate. 
Dr. Samuel P. Harrington, Physician 
Notes: Credits:
*NOTE: This program is newscast-compatible. There is a 60-second musical break after the one-minute billboard at the top of the program. There is also a 60-second mid-show break for local announcements.

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:02 " 31:54 Segment A
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31:54 " 32:54 Music Break 2
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32:55 " 54:00 Segment B
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A Couple More Years Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show A Little Bit More. Capitol 1976 01:00

Die With Your Boots On Toby Keith How Do You Like Me Now?. Dreamworks 1999 01:00 
Aging | Conditions and Diseases | Healthcare Industry | Parenthood | Over 50  
Version 1: PS 104 Samuel P. Harrington   
Total Length (HH:MM:SS)
54 Minutes Broadcast Ready 
Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  KBOO Portland  02-14-2018  English 
Segment Length
File Info
PS104harrington54min  192Kbps mp3 (61.8MB) Mono 
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