News tagged with end-of-life care

Most hospital palliative care programs are understaffed

Most hospitals offer palliative care services that help people with serious illnesses manage their pain and other symptoms and make decisions about their treatment, while providing emotional support and assistance in navigating ...

Oct 05, 2016
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End-of-life talks aid in Latino advance care planning

Communication about end-of-life care can improve how likely Latino patients with terminal cancer are to sign a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order, helping to close the gap with white patients, according to research by Weill Cornell ...

May 20, 2016
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Is California ready for physician-aided suicide?

As California nears implementation of a new law that will let terminally ill patients end their lives by taking a physician-prescribed lethal dose of medication, a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research ...

May 19, 2016
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