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End of Life Care

Tips for Talking with Someone Who is Dying

Courtesy of Canadian Virtual Hospice By Glen R. Horst MDiv, DMin, BA | Content Reviewed 11.2017 | Posted 11.30.2017 Knowing what to say to someone who is dying and when to say it can be difficult. The following tips may... Continue Reading →

Dr. Atul Gawande: “Hope is Not a Plan” When Doctors, Patients Talk Death

Courtesy of PBS, Frontline | By Jason M. Breslow | Originally Published 02.10.2015 | Posted 11.27.2017 The United States has a problem when it comes to conversations around death and dying, says Dr. Atul Gawande. Patients with life-threatening illnesses tend... Continue Reading →

How to talk about death before it’s too late

Courtesy of | By Holly Shive - Texas A&M |Originally Posted 07.15.2015 | Published 11.25.2017 Physicians are trained to cure, so conversations about a patient’s final days can be difficult. But they’re vital. Twenty-eight percent of Medicare dollars—about $170... Continue Reading →

It’s not all about death: conversations with patients in palliative care

Courtesy of | Originally Posted 11.02.2017 | Published 11.23.2017 This article is part of our series on demystifying palliative care, where experts explain the process of end-of-life care in Australia. When I introduce myself to a patient as a palliative... Continue Reading →

Elderly Parents and Future Care Wishes

Courtesy of | By Ronnie Friedland | Published 11.15.2017 How to talk about end of life. No one enjoys talking with their parents about frightening future possibilities -- that they may at some point no longer be able to... Continue Reading →

End-of-life care: no, we don’t all want ‘whatever it takes’ to prolong life

Courtesy of The Conversation | By Charles Corke | Originally Posted 06.22.2015 | Posted 11.10.2015 We all die eventually, of course, but these days it’s very hard for doctors and loved ones to let patients and relatives die without first... Continue Reading →

Take control over the end of your life: what you need to know about advance care directives

Courtesy of The Conversation | By Nola Ries | Originally Posted 09.15.2016 | Posted 11.09.2017 Having an advance care directive ensures your values and wishes are known, even beyond a time when you can no longer speak for yourself. Many... Continue Reading →

Fact Sheet on End-of-Life Care

Courtesy of Sharon Valente, RN, PhD, FAAN, and APA | Published 10.17.2017 WHAT ARE OLDER ADULTS’ MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS NEAR THE END OF LIFE? The US Supreme Court agreed that Americans should expect palliative care, which combines active and compassionate... Continue Reading →

Why dying at home is not all it’s cracked up to be

It may take a village to raise a child, but you may discover a ghost town when it comes to the dying.

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