Health Dialogues is a special series from KQED's "The California Report" that facilitates an ongoing discussion of California health care issues that are important to the underserved: children, low-income residents, minorities, and people with disabilities to name just a few.
Fu-Jung Chang, circa 1999 (courtesy of Chao family)
Fu-Jung Chang with her great-granddaughter Tess, circa 1999
A Family Faced with a Decision
When it's not clear what someone wants at the end of life, and that person is no longer able to articulate those wishes, it often falls to family members to try and make the best choices they can. But sometimes there's disagreement within a family, and cultural and generational differences can complicate what is already an emotionally fraught situation. That's the dilemma producer Victoria Chao's family found itself in this summer, when Victoria's grandmother became critically ill. Reporter: Victoria Chao