Science & Medicine

Episode 218: Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

  When a beloved spouse dies, we confront profound questions and also mundane matters. “Do you keep wearing your ring? When do you take it off?” asks Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi who wrote When Breath Becomes Air. She faces both with grace and insight. A surprisingly hopeful – joyful – conversation about love and death at NYU Langone Health with music from the Bunkhouse Boys. Photo by Derek Amengual.

    •  PERSON: two teams of nurses
    •  PLACE: Acadia National Park
    •  THING: her wedding ring
    •  RANDY’S PERSON: his doctor

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