Dr. Angelo Volandes of Mass. General Hospital visited Google's Cambridge, MA office to discuss his book and program, "The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care". Two-thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes, even though research shows that most prefer to die at home, surrounded by loved ones. Dr. Volandes believes that a life well lived deserves a good ending.
Dr. Angelo Volandes is a physician and researcher at Harvard Medical School and Mass. General Hospital. He is the co-founder of Advance Care Planning Decisions, a nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging The Conversation through the use of videos.
There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine--keeping patients alive at all costs. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes, even though research indicates that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones.Find out more