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Taper Hall, THH 348

SALON: DEATH AND DYING

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SALON: DEATH AND DYING

Time & Location

Apr 23, 2018, 6:00 PM

Taper Hall, THH 348 , Taper Hall, 849 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

About The Event

In 1970, the average life expectancy in the U.S. was 71 years; today, it’s 79. Much of this advancement is thanks to improved medical technology, which has been heralded as a great achievement of our time. Already, futurists have predicted that technology will one day make us immortal. But as anyone who has watched the often challenging process of aging through a loved one knows, a longer life is not necessarily a higher quality life. But how to improve the lives of the dying is a harder question - should we ration care in futile treatments? Is doctor-assisted suicide ethical? If we do find a way to make ourselves immortal, how would that affect the quality of our lives?

To Read:

The Way We Age Now

Japan's Prisons are a Haven for Elderly Women

How societies can grow older better

The aging paradox: The older we get, the happier we are

The right to die

Attitudes towards assisted dying:

What we can do to die well