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End of Life Issues and Care

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A report describing quality of care and psychological involvement in decisions about caregivers, family involvement, wills, power of attorney and religious rituals.
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How Can We Reduce End-of-Life Health-Care Costs? - Wall Street Journal

How Can We Reduce End-of-Life Health-Care Costs? - Wall Street Journal | Advance directive | Scoop.it
How Can We Reduce End-of-Life Health-Care Costs?
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Meddling relatives harm end-of-life care - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Meddling relatives harm end-of-life care - McKnight's Long Term Care News | Advance directive | Scoop.it
Meddling relatives harm end-of-life care
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A large percentage of employees in long-term care agreed with the statement “family members tend to interfere in the care of residents at the end of life,” the researchers found.
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The Conversation Project - Home

The Conversation Project - Home | Advance directive | Scoop.it
Talking about dying isn't easy, but it's vitally important. Explore the Conversation Starter Kit and learn how to think about and talk about your wishes for end-of-life care. (The majority of Americans do not share their end-of-life wishes.
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How do you want to die: Discussing end-of-life care with family is difficult - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)

How do you want to die: Discussing end-of-life care with family is difficult - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) | Advance directive | Scoop.it
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) How do you want to die: Discussing end-of-life care with family is difficult ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) In one California study (PDF), 84% of the people surveyed said their loved ones had a good idea of or knew their wishes exactly,...
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Resources: how to start conversations about end-of-life issues - The ...

Resources: how to start conversations about end-of-life issues - The ... | Advance directive | Scoop.it
NBC News's Chief Medical Editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, describes how she slowly began taking on more responsibility while helping care for her parents, and the difficult conversations that arise from end-of-life discussions.
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Tech professor Bard discusses brain death and end of life procedures - LubbockOnline.com

Tech professor Bard discusses brain death and end of life procedures
LubbockOnline.com
Last week, a Tarrant County judge ordered a pregnant Fort Worth woman, Marlise Munoz, be taken off life support after she collapsed, possibly due to a blood clot.
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Medical Futility Blog: End-of-Life Care: Desensitizing or Sensitizing?

Medical Futility Blog: End-of-Life Care: Desensitizing or Sensitizing? | Advance directive | Scoop.it
Bobby Schindler recently wrote that the "vast majority of the mainstream media, by the manner in which they report on this issue, [are] desensitizing the general public when it comes to how we treat our medically vulnerable."...
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Most Americans Don't Deal With End-of-Life Issues, Study Finds ...

Most Americans Don't Deal With End-of-Life Issues, Study Finds ... | Advance directive | Scoop.it
Lack of awareness was most common reason cited for not having a living will.
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Death Café encourages talk about end of life - Charlotte Observer

Death Café encourages talk about end of life - Charlotte Observer | Advance directive | Scoop.it
Death Café encourages talk about end of life
Charlotte Observer
In each case, after hours of watchful waiting, the end seemed to come suddenly. One moment, they were breathing. Then they weren't. It seemed like a pause, but then so final.
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Australia's Health System Squanders Care On Unnecessary End-Of-Life Care ... - Medical Daily

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Australia's Health System Squanders Care On Unnecessary End-Of-Life Care ...
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Calls for change to end of life care - HealthCanal.com

Calls for change to end of life care - HealthCanal.com | Advance directive | Scoop.it
Calls for change to end of life care
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Current practices in end-of-life medical care require major change to ensure more Australians experience 'better' deaths, according to a panel of medical, ethical and legal experts.
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Report: Better end-of-life care may help oncologists cut costs

Report: Better end-of-life care may help oncologists cut costs | Advance directive | Scoop.it
Oncologists can reduce the cost of cancer care by taking responsibility for their practice patterns in the areas of care for the elderly, pharmaceuticals and imaging, two Johns Hopkins physicians wrote in The Lancet Oncology.
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BMC Medical Ethics | Abstract | Continuous sedation until death: the everyday moral reasoning of physicians, nurses and family caregivers in the UK, The Netherlands and Belgium

Continuous sedation is increasingly used as a way to relieve symptoms at the end of life. Current research indicates that some physicians, nurses, and relatives involved in this practice experience emotional and/or moral distress.
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Palliative chemo patients' end-of-life wishes overlooked

Palliative chemo patients' end-of-life wishes overlooked | Advance directive | Scoop.it
Terminal cancer patients who receive chemotherapy in the last months of their lives are less likely to die where they want and are more likely to undergo highly invasive medical procedures.
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A difficult conversation: the cost of end-of-life care — Points from ...

A difficult conversation: the cost of end-of-life care — Points from ... | Advance directive | Scoop.it
One recent topic I had the privilege to share my perspective on struck me as especially important and personal because it impacts us all at some point in our lives: end-of-life care. Although most patients want to live as long ...
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End-of-life care wishes clarified - Tasmania Examiner

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End-of-life care wishes clarified
Tasmania Examiner
Dr Dunne, of Hobart, said medical advances and rising chronic disease made planning for end-of-life care more important than ever.
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'Great misunderstanding' seen on church's teachings on end of life - Catholic News Service

'Great misunderstanding' seen on church's teachings on end of life Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) -- There is "great misunderstanding" among Catholics and others about the church's teachings on whether and when life-sustaining medical...
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Monday's letters: Realistic end-of-life options - Tampabay.com

Monday's letters: Realistic end-of-life options - Tampabay.com | Advance directive | Scoop.it
Monday's letters: Realistic end-of-life options
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David Baker's column should be required reading for everyone.
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Technology at the End of Life - Medical Futility Blog - Blogger

Technology at the End of Life - Medical Futility Blog - Blogger | Advance directive | Scoop.it
... Futility” and the Muslim PVS Patient. The International Review of Law just published "Technology at the End of Life: “Medical Futility” and the Muslim PVS Patient" by Kartina A. Choong at the University of Central Lancashire.
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Data in the News: Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments Strongly ...

Data in the News: Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments Strongly ... | Advance directive | Scoop.it
A new survey by the Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project paints a complex picture of Americans' views on end-of-life treatments. As the report explains, a growing minority (31 percent, up from 15 percent in ...
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Without medical directives, end-of-life situations get tricky - The Spokesman Review

Without medical directives, end-of-life situations get tricky - The Spokesman Review | Advance directive | Scoop.it
Without medical directives, end-of-life situations get tricky
The Spokesman Review
This form is only appropriate for someone who is terminally ill and approaching end of life.
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There's No Room for Technology in End-of-Life Care Decisions ...

There's No Room for Technology in End-of-Life Care Decisions ... | Advance directive | Scoop.it
By: Edward C. Grendys, Jr., MD, FACOG and FACS, Florida Gynecologic Oncology. As a gynecologic oncologist, I care for women who are dealing with various stages of cancer. From initial diagnosis through to surgical ...
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Too much medicine wasted on the dying, end-of-life care report says - NEWS.com.au

Too much medicine wasted on the dying, end-of-life care report says - NEWS.com.au | Advance directive | Scoop.it
Too much medicine wasted on the dying, end-of-life care report says NEWS.com.au A white paper on End of Life Care, the result of a collaboration of the Australian Centre for Health Research, Monash and Melbourne Universities, says junior doctors...
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