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Dying elderly need comforting, not rescuing, according to study

UNSW medical researchers are calling for restraint on the use of aggressive life-saving treatments for frail elderly patients at the end of their lives, saying the focus should instead be placed on making patients' last days ...

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Wills & living wills

(HealthDay)—No one likes to think about end-of-life issues, but it's important for every adult to have a will, no matter their age.

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Older married couples and advance directives

Advance directives (ADs) are legal documents you can use to state in advance what medical treatments you do or do not wish to have under certain circumstances. You also can use an AD to name one or more people to act on your ...

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Nursing homes falling behind with end-of-life directives

Popular medical dramas such as Grey's Anatomy and Chicago Med often depict the tensions that can arise while making end-of-life medical decisions without "advance directives" on file. Advance directives, or living wills, ...

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