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Embedded reporter takes multifaceted look at end-of-life issues

The Toronto Globe and Mail treated readers last year to an unusually intimate look at issues that arise at end of life. Lisa Priest, lead reporter for the newspaper’s series, spent 10 weeks embedded in a critical care unit at a local hospital, where she tracked the experiences, thoughts and feelings of patients, family members, doctors and other medical staff. Here she describes some key questions that arose as she embarked upon this multimedia project, and the inspiration that she felt at being privy to some of life’s deepest, rawest moments.

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