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When does end of life begin? A look into hospice

When does end of life begin? A look into hospice

by Joanne Faryon

Everyone is familiar with the high-profile and politically charged question, “When does life begin?” But as our friends and family members live longer and survive what once were commonly fatal ailments, another question takes center stage. When does end-of-life begin?

It may carry just as much emotional and political baggage.

inewsource and KPBS are embarking on a months-long examination of that question medically, financially, politically — and just as importantly — personally.

What does this mean for you and for your loved ones who are in fragile health?

Through 2013, we will be answering that question through our intensive reporting and with your help. We want to hear your feedback and your stories at hospice@kpbs.org.