Palliative care pioneer Dr. Larry Librach dies at age 67

08/20/2013 | National Post (Canada)

Canadian palliative care pioneer Dr. Larry Librach has died at age 67, just months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and telling people he was "scared as all heck" of dying. Librach recently launched a program to help clinicians respond to terminally ill cancer patients who ask for help to end their lives. "I think I'll have a reasonably good death, and it won't be defined by my physical suffering," Librach said. "It's all those psychological, emotional, spiritual things that will make the difference.”

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