At the gun range

Mentally Ill, Yet Packing Heat

I’m a family doctor. I’ve spent decades taking care of all sorts of people, including many with mental illness. If at any time I encounter a person who is making …


Ken Murray

Ken Murray

Dr. Ken Murray is the author of “How Doctors Die” and a retired family medicine physician and professor at the University of Southern California. Before participating in a panel on …


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 …


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 …