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Bringing Psychological Care to the Critically Ill

Dr. David Spiegel is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. His groundbreaking study of breast cancer patients showed that women who had psychosocial interventon lived twice as long, after diagnosis, as those without that intervention. His book, "Living Beyond Limits" covers current research on mind/body interactions, how to build sustaining support networks, control pain through self-hypnosis and detoxify fears of dying. Dr Spiegel says, "the fact we do not control death does not mean we cannot control how we live in the face of dying." (Rebroadcast)

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Other segments from the episode on October 21, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 21, 1994: Interview with Maurice Sendak; Commentary on Ray Charles; Interview with David Spiegel; Commentary on stride piano.

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