Category Archives: Blogs

Geripal: Nelson Mandela and Imagery of Aging

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Description:  This is a November 12th blog from Geripal about a New York Times article written by Celia Dugger.  The…

Geripal Blog: Dying in 14 Minutes of 60 Minutes

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Description:     November 22, 2009:  CBS did a segment entitled “The Cost Of Dying” on tonight’s 60 Minutes.Considering the title…

GeriPal: The Opposite of Love

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Description:  The Opposite of Love Posted: 17 May 2010 The Emergency Department phoned my office right before lunch. I was…

Hospice and Caregiver Blog: MedPAC Discusses Analysis of Hospice Visit Patterns

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Description:  November 12, 2009:  At their November 5 public meeting, MedPAC (Medicare Payment Advisory Commission), discussed an analysis of hospice…

Geripal Blog: “How should costs fit into the conversation about end-of-life care?”

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Description:  November 23, 2009:  Diane Meier just tweeted: “60 minutes misses the point- palliative care is about matching treatment to…

Geripal Blog: Atul Gawande New Yorker Article “Letting Go”

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Description:  I want to draw people’s attention to a fantastic new piece in the New Yorker by Atul Gawande titled,…

Hospice and Caregiving Blog: Veterans in Hospice Care

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Description:  November 10, 2009:  Hospices across the country care for terminally ill veterans during the final weeks and months of…

Palliative Care Success Blog: “Engage with Grace– Communicating End-of-Life Wishes”

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Description:  Some conversations are easier than others Last Thanksgiving weekend, many of us bloggers participated in the first documented “blog…

Geripal Blog: Length of Stay in Nursing Homes at the End of Life

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Description:  One out of every four of us will die while residing in a nursing home. For most of us,…

Geripal November 6, 2009 Blog Post: $50,000 for your favorite Palliative Care Leader in Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Description:  Who can pass up the chance to give $50K to their favorite palliative care leader or organization if it…