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A Dress Rehearsal for the End of Life

Courtesy of TheNewYorkTimes.com | By Monona Yin | Photo by Loris Guzzetta | Orignally Published 10.23.2018 | Posted 11.11.2018 We had started down the path of honoring our mother’s wish to have a good death until a hospice nurse figured... Continue Reading →

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Half a million chat about end-of-life plans on Medicare’s dime, and why that’s a good thing

The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego-area nursing home was quite clear. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong her life. If her heart stopped, she didn’t want CPR. But when Steinberg, a palliative care physician, relayed those wishes to the woman’s daughter, the younger woman would have none of it. “She said, ‘I don’t agree with that. My mom is confused,’” Steinberg recalled. “I said, ‘Let’s talk about it.’”

Many Avoid End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds

Courtesy of KHN via NPR | By Michelle Andrews | 08.02.2017 | Posted 08.07.2017 Before being deployed overseas for the Iraq war in 2003, Army reservist Don Morrison filled out military forms that gave instructions about where to send his... Continue Reading →

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