Laurie Edwards is a health and science writer, lifelong patient and the author of two books on chronic disease, including the recent In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America. Her writing has been published in the New York Times and Boston Globe, among other outlets. She teaches writing for the health sciences at Northeastern University in Boston.
When those with chronic illness go online, an author says, they find knowledge and power that doctors can't provide
They include social isolation, health disparities and barriers to services
This special report will include storytelling, news and information about how to plan for the end of your life in a way that meets your own goals and preferences.