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End-of-life education, legislation gets backing of Ohio Nurses Association

"For the first time, an Ohio organization of medical professionals has decided to support letting terminal patients in the state get medical help in dying. The Ohio Nurses Association, the largest nurses’ union in the state with 11,000 members, convened in Cincinnati last month and approved sweeping language calling for legislation and more education for nurses [...]

2019-12-13T19:06:47-06:00December 13th, 2019|

Three in Four Californians Support State’s End of Life Option Act

Three in Four Californians Support State’s End of Life Option Act New data shows wide-ranging favor across all demographics. by Sonja Aliesch November 22, 2019 A comprehensive statewide survey commissioned by the California Health Care Foundation shows decisive support for the End of Life Option Act, California’s medical aid-in-dying law. The act has been in [...]

2019-12-13T18:59:57-06:00December 13th, 2019|

More Americans Are Dying at Home Than in Hospitals

In a historic reversal, fewer patients are dying in hospitals. But experts warn that many families are unprepared to care for seriously ill relatives at home. Advocacy groups have encouraged families to have difficult conversations about end-of-life care, which often reveal that older relatives do not want heroic measures to extend their lives in hospitals. About 45 percent of [...]

2019-12-13T17:29:10-06:00December 13th, 2019|

Her Way My terminally ill mother wanted to end her own life. What would it take to fulfill her last wish?

More precedes this excerpt and more after - very thoughtful and detailed read My mother, as far as I can tell, might have been the first D.C. resident to take her own life under the Death With Dignity Act. (Mary Klein found her peace the following month.) If true, that would make her happy. But [...]

2019-12-13T09:40:43-06:00December 13th, 2019|

Doctors are torturing dementia patients at the end of their life. And it’s totally unnecessary.

Geoffrey Hosta is a board-certified emergency room doctor with more than 30 years of experience in emergency medicine. "About 1 in 4 elderly people will develop dementia. Many of them will be tortured by doctors. I should know: I am one of those doctors. I recently tortured an 88-year-old woman with advanced dementia. Her mind [...]

2019-11-29T15:41:01-06:00November 29th, 2019|

Can I Bring Death Talk to My Holiday Dinner?

Can I Bring Death Talk to My Holiday Dinner? By Loretta S. Downs That was the question I was asked at a recent presentation I gave on Advance Healthcare Planning (ACP). “Of course, you can,” I replied. “Just be prepared with some information and look for an opening.” Whether you gather for the holidays with [...]

2019-11-22T19:21:38-06:00November 22nd, 2019|
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