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Jeanne Erdmann
Freelance, The open notebook (website)
Jeanne Erdmann is a health and science writer whose work has appeared in Discover, and Slate, among others. She co-produces The Open Notebook, a site for science journalists, and lives in Wentzville, Missouri.

Written by Jeanne Erdmann

Essay/
Death
Final independence

Nobody wants a protracted, dehumanised death: why is it still so easy for doctors to ignore a dying patient’s wishes?

Jeanne Erdmann