PTE听力口语练习-科学60秒-Americans

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60秒科学:Many-More-Americans-Issue-End-of-Life-Instructions

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60秒科学节目(SSS)是科学美国人网站的一套广播栏目,英文名称:Scientific American – 60 Second Science,节目内容以科学报道为主,节目仅一分钟的时间,主要对当今的科学技术新发展作以简明、通俗的介绍,对于科学的发展如何影响人们的生活环境、健康状况及科学技术,提供了大量简明易懂的阐释。

Most people don’t like to think about death, much less plan for it. Many Americans have thus failed to officially record their wishes should they be faced with catastrophic circumstances that, for example, would require them to be placed on a ventilator for survival.

But a survey finds that Baby Boomers seem more willing than prior generations to issue advance directives, including documents like living wills that would spare loved ones the burden of making end-of-life decisions for them.

In 2000, only 47 percent of Americans more than 60 years old had filled out key forms spelling out their desires or designating a person legally empowered to fulfill their wishes. By 2010, 72 percent of that age group had done the paperwork.

The findings come from what’s called the Health and Retirement Study, an ongoing research effort funded by the National Institute on Aging and Social Security Administration. Data from some 6,000 middle-aged and elderly adults went into this part of the study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

The American Medical Association says it is committed to promoting the use of advance directives to ensure that health care workers and family members act in accordance with a patient’s wishes.

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