Sometimes it takes a young person to teach his elders the wisdom of life…and death. Haider Warraich is a 29-year-old cardiology fellow practicing medicine at Duke University. He’s also a writer, and he’s just come out with his first book, Modern Death. In this well reviewed new volume, Warraich writes about the circumstances of death and dying throughout the ages, and how modern medicine has upended traditional practices, not always for the better. Speaking with Terry Gross on her radio show Fresh Air, Warraich describes how we fail so many dying patients when we overwhelm them with modern technology. And if you want further proof of the complexities of modern end-of-life care, consider the excellent new Netflix documentary, Extremis, which was just nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject. Listen to Terry Gross interview Haider Warraich Here and watch the trailer for Extremis Here.