Lydia Dugdale Discusses Ethical Issues of Death and Dying

Zimmerman, Anne; Cohen, Jennifer

In this podcast, Jennifer Cohen discusses with Lydia Dugdale her claim that our present medical and lay cultures have lost touch with centuries of wisdom concerning the preparation, confrontation, and acceptance of death, and that this loss of wisdom is resulting in enormous mental and physical suffering. In her recently published book, “The Lost Art of Dying: Reviving Forgotten Wisdom,” Dr. Dugdale explores these themes and proposes practical steps to change the experience of dying.

Dr. Lydia Dugdale is an internal medicine primary care doctor, and the Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Silberberg Associates Professor of Medicine at Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She also serves as Associate Director of Clinical Ethics at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Prior to 2019, she was associate director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale University.


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Voices in Bioethics
Voices in Bioethics: Podcast
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April 18, 2023


This episode's duration is: 46:38