Dying in America is Harder Than It Has to Be – Institute of Medicine

September 17, 2014 10:10 PM

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Dying in America is Harder Than It Has to Be – Institute of Medicine

September 17, 2014 - It is time for conversations about death to become a part of life. That is one of the themes of a 500-page report, titled "Dying In America," released Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine.

The report suggests that the first end-of-life conversation could coincide with a cherished American milestone: getting a driver's license at 16, the first time a person weighs what it means to be an organ donor. Follow-up conversations with a counselor, nurse or social worker should come at other p...

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