The health care debate has created ugly rhetoric about the government
creating death panels about who should live and die. But how are those end of life decisions made now? Who makes the decision? What issues do doctors focus on in telling the patient and his or her family when further medical
intervention is pointless? And what options are there to ease the pain or
even speed up an inevitable death? We ask those questions of Dr. Lisa
Marie Lyons of Nathan Adelson Hospice and Dr. Misti Song of the University
of Nevada Medical School.