News tagged with end-of-life care

Never too early to consider end-of-life wishes

Most cases of disagreements over patients' wishes for end-of-life care that have made national headlines have typically involved previously healthy people who didn't think the conversation was relevant to ...

Feb 18, 2015
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Improving end-of-life care: Lessons from 40 years of work

After four decades of work - first on patients' rights, then on family and caregiving relationships, and most recently on systemic reform—we now know that it will take additional efforts in all three areas to improve care ...

Feb 11, 2015
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Many Americans suffering in final year of life

(HealthDay)—For a growing number of Americans, the final year of life is marked by pain, depression, and other distressing symptoms, according to a study published in the Feb. 3 issue of the Annals of In ...

Feb 03, 2015
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Before you go... are you in denial about death?

For most of us, death conjures up strong feelings. We project all kinds of fears onto it. We worry about it, dismiss it, laugh it off, push it aside or don't think about it at all. Until we have to. Of course, ...

Nov 27, 2014
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New research reveals what to discuss near life's end

A study led by a McMaster University researcher has identified the top five things health care teams should discuss with hospitalized patients and their families at the end of life, but the research also ...

Nov 03, 2014
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Preoccupied with life

A side effect of the dramatic increase in lifespan over the last century has been the retreat of death from our daily lives. For many of us, that's meant the luxury not to think about mortality until we have ...

Oct 28, 2014
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Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, ...

Sep 17, 2014
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