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Amanda Bennett:
We need a heroic narrative for death

TEDMED 2013 · 15:24 · Filmed Apr 2013
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Amanda Bennett: We need a heroic narrative for death
15:24 · Filmed April 2013 at TEDMED 2013 · Subtitles available in 24 languages

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.

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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
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