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Making A Plan For The End


Bioethics is a heavy issue to the average person, and most of us prefer not to think about death. But having a plan in place for when the worst happens is crucial.

 On Friday's Up to Date, we're broadcasting live from the Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences. We talk with bioethicist Margaret Battin about making your wishes known, right-to-die issues and the sticky legal situation that surrounds euthanasia. We also explore her personal experience with these issues, which arose when her husband was suddenly paralyzed in a biking accident.


  • Peggy Battin, bioethicist

More information:  The blog that followed Peggy and Brooke's journey from his accident through his death can be found here.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.