Peggy Battin

Choosing the least worst death

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About Peggy Battin

Philosopher and bioethicist Peggy Battin has worked for decades to defend the right of terminally ill individuals to have greater control over the timing and manner of their deaths. Her academic work tackles issues around end-of-life care, suicide, euthanasia, and religion. In 2008, her personal and professional worlds collided when her husband Brooke broke his neck in a bicycle accident, becoming quadriplegic.

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Philosopher and bioethicist Peggy Battin tells us the moving story of how and why her husband chose to die.

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