Death in America: Dealing with an Uncomfortable Subject

Death in America: Dealing with an Uncomfortable Subject

by Michael Fratkin in MedCityNews

“Death is inevitable. How we deal with it, culturally and medically, is a topic that has generated lots of interest of late. There are as many ways of dealing with the end of life (or not dealing with it), as there are people who die. In my practice, I see them all …

And now, the challenges all of us face of the end of life has its own music video. That’s right. A good friend of mine and fellow physician, Zubin Damania, M.D. is the Director of Healthcare Development for Downtown Project Las Vegas, an ambitious urban revitalization movement spearheaded by CEO Tony Hsieh. He is also a musician and performance artist, going under the pseudonym ZDoggMD. ‘Ain’t the Way to Die‘ is his wonderful contribution to this ongoing debate. Here is his video for your viewing enjoyment. Please note that I have no financial interest or formal business relationship with ZDoggMD. I just happen to think he’s a pretty cool dude.”

Read Michael’s entire commentary at MedCityNews.

By |2017-05-09T10:34:12+00:00July 30th, 2015|Commentary, Media|2 Comments


  1. Bob Davis September 9, 2015 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Loved the video. My wife of 33 years has had cancer of the brain for1+1/2 years.. We have talked about last wishes, prepaid final costs. How else would I know she did not want her ashes with my family because they are GRUMPY people? Find the humor where you can.

  2. Gail Bettinelli October 4, 2015 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    I sent this to my daughters and granddaughters. A great way to get the important conversation started!
    “It’s always too soon until it’s too late”. Thank you for this.

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