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Applying design thinking to death

I must admit, I wasn't really looking forward to watching this. Let's face it, death isn't exactly a cheery topic.

After watching, I realized it doesn't have to be that way and it really got me thinking. This quote, among others, stood out:

"[H]ealthcare was designed with diseases, not people, at its center. Which is to say, of course, it was badly designed."

I reckon you could substitute "healthcare" and "diseases" for things like "education" and "facts and figures" and the result would be similar: something incredibly important being designed incredibly badly. I want to talk about this more in other articles but, for now, enjoy this talk.

At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it's simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative medicine physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life.


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