Posts tagged ‘terminal illness’

1-16-12: The Body is Going Out

Dudley Clendinen’s physical condition is declining as he deals with ALS. He talks about how that affects the book he’s writing — and his plans for the future.


Continue Reading January 16, 2012 at 8:00 am 5 comments

10-31-11: To Be Honest

Dudley Clendinen talks about how now that he has a terminal illness, he has the urge to give others advice on how to lead their lives.

Continue Reading October 31, 2011 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

8-22-11: A Wonderful Life

The writer Dudley Clendinen talks about the choices he’s considering as his ALS progresses.

Continue Reading August 22, 2011 at 7:40 am 2 comments

8-8-11: A Good Death

Tom Hall talks with the writer Dudley Clendinen about the strong emotions that ALS is causing him, and with the nurse-practitioner Lora Clawson about how she helps terminally ill patients orchestrate the end of life.

Continue Reading August 8, 2011 at 7:55 am Leave a comment

7-25-11: Options at the End of Life

We talk with the head of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research and a psychiatrist who’s studied Oregon’s assisted suicide law about different ways of dealing with terminal illness.

Continue Reading July 25, 2011 at 7:55 am 6 comments

7-11-11: Living with Integrity

The writer Dudley Clendinen speaks with Tom Hall, and with Lora Clawson, a nurse-practitioner at Johns Hopkins ALS clinic, about the different options available to him as ALS weakens his body.

Continue Reading July 11, 2011 at 8:40 am 1 comment

5-2-11: The Physical Effects of ALS

The writer Dudley Clendinen talks about how ALS is changing his body — and his emotions.

Continue Reading May 2, 2011 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

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