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In “Letting Go,” Sara Thomas Monopoli and her family fight so hard against her incurable cancer, they aren’t able to make conscious decisions about the end of her life. It’s a terribly sad story, and all too common in modern medicine. Many of these examples beg the question of how and if we (as a government, society, family, etc) should honor decisions about death, and the right to a dignified and peaceful goodbye. In your response, reflect on how you might react, should one of your own family members face this terrible battle. What do you know after reading this piece that might change how you approach the situation? How has advancing science and technology actually blinded us to the reality of these dire situations?
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