Amanda Bennett:
We need a heroic narrative for death

TEDMED 2013 · 15:24 · Filmed Apr 2013

Share this idea

Total views
TED Talks are free
thanks to support from

Amanda Bennett and her husband were passionate and full of life all throughout their lives together — and up until the final days, too. Bennett gives a sweet yet powerful talk on why, for the loved ones of the dying, having hope for a happy ending shouldn't warrant a diagnosis of "denial." She calls for a more heroic narrative for death — to match the ones we have in life.

In "The Cost of Hope," Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Amanda Bennett brings an investigative angle to the conversation about end-of-life care. Full bio



Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.