Hospice care in the United States is largely defined and shaped by health insurers and Medicare. The Center for Conscious Living and Dying, set to open this spring, is a new nonprofit in Swannanoa driven to reposition hospice as a communal passage. Host Matt Peiken talks with Dr. Aditi Sethi, the center's founding director; and Hannah Fowler, a registered nurse and the center’s director of education. We talk about their vision of the fusion of life and death and how, through the center, they’re hoping to change the end-of-life dynamic.
Fowler and Sethi also reference "The Last Ecstatic Days," a documentary film out soon about the communal hospice care supporting the final days of the film's subject, Ethan Sisser. Details about the film are at thelastecstaticdaysmovie.com.
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