In the Media – Print and Online


‘Good Death’: Choosing How to Live and How to Die

An article by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH
WebMD, July 25, 2019


Going out on a high: the doctor advocating LSD for the dying

An article by Eugene S. Robinson
OZY, December 2, 2018

We need to revolutionize end-of-life-care—here’s why

An article by Laura Dorwart
OZY, February 16, 2018


Dying well — with courage and growth

An article by R. W. Dellinger
The Tidings, May 1, 2015

5 Questions for Ira Byock

An article by Sam Mowe
Spirituality and Health Magazine, Apr 12, 2015


The Best Care Possible

An interview with Dr. Byock by Brad Prescott, senior editor, Apr 11, 2013

Doctor says advances prolong life, make dying harder

An article by Sally Mauk
The Missoulian, Mar 16, 2013 


Safe Passage: Improving End-of-Life Care

An article by Joni Rodgers
A leading doctor has devoted his life to helping the terminally ill – and their families – face their mortality with honesty, dignity and compassion…
Prevention Magazine – Apr, 2012

Finding a better way to die

Boston Globe, Mar 26, 2012

Palliative Care Doctor, Ira Byock, on End of Life Care

An interview with Dr. Byock by  Lynne Warren
Ira Byock, a palliative care physician, says it’s time to change end-of-life care… “Medicare must stop requiring people who are on the brink of death to give up access to potentially life-extending treatments as the price of access to the comprehensive care for their quality of life that hospice programs can provide…”
AARP Bulletin, Mar 22, 2012

Dying by Degrees

Ira Byock has been writing books about the way Americans die since 1998, when he published “Dying Well.” For most of that time, he has been appalled. He still is. Dr. Byock, director of palliative medicine at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, pulls no punches in his new book…
New York  Times, The Caregivers’s Bookshelf, Mar, 20, 2012

The cost of dying

At the Atlantic, palliative care physician Ira Byock makes the case for a shared-decision making approach to end-of-life care…
Washington Post, Mar 7, 2012

‘Best Care’ may be dying well

Ira Byock says he wants “to raise people’s expectations” about the end of life and to to change the conversation about dying in America about dying…
USA Today, Mar 7, 2012


Life Force! Dr. Ira Byock is changing the way people die by changing the way they live.

An article by Stephen Kiernan,
The Boston Globe, Jan 14, 2007


The Assisted-Suicide Debate

An interview with Ira Byock by Steve Gordon
Valley News, Feb 4, 2005