Lisa M. Krieger

Reporter Lisa M. Krieger

Lisa M. Krieger is a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News. Before moderating a panel on what we can learn from doctors about how to deal with death, she …


How Doctors Die panel

Going Gentler Into That Good Night

We all know we’re going to die, but we don’t want to talk about it–or plan for it. As a result, we take–and ask our healthcare providers to take–extraordinary measures …


Prepare to Die

Prepare To Die

 

If you’re reading this, you will die. Of course, you’ll also die if you’re not reading this. Death is inescapable. We have a hard time accepting that, and we often …


DocsDieDifferently

Doctors Really Do Die Differently

In late 2011, I wrote an essay for Zócalo called “How Doctors Die.” Drawing on my observations and experiences as a doctor, I reported that doctors tend to seek less …


stack of forms

This Is How I Wish To Die

Dr. Ken Murray’s article about how doctors die generated a lot of comments about the bureaucratic side of end-of-life preparation. Curious to know about a form called the POLST, or …