Examines the status of care provided for individuals who are dying. Witnesses: Ira Byock, M.D., dir., the Palliative Care Center, Missoula, MT; Dannion H. Brinkley, chmn. of the board, Compassion in Action; Carolene Marks, San Francisco, CA; Xiao Ming Tian, M.D., L.AC, Wildwood Acupuncture Center, Bethesda, MD; Thomas V. Holohan, M.D., Chief, Patient Care Services, & Judith Salerno, M.D., Chief Consultant, Geriatrics & Extended Care Strategic Health Care Group, Veterans Health Admin.; Kathleen Buto, Deputy Dir., Center for Health Plans & Providers, Health Care Financing Admin. (HCFA); & Patricia Grady, Ph.D., Dir., Nat. Institute for Nursing Research, NIH.Burton, Dan is the author of 'Improving Care at the End of Life With Complementary Medicine Hearing Before the Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives' with ISBN 9780756718190 and ISBN 0756718198.