Category Archives: Stories

Are Doctors Ready To Talk About End-Of-Life Care?

December 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Blogs, Stories | No Comments

About to board a flight back to his district, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., is downright effusive, calling a health care…

Every Pediatric Hospital Should Offer A Palliative Care Program

December 17th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

When I tell people that I study palliative care for children, I usually hear something like, “You mean taking care…

Concurrent Hospice Care With Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy Increasing Among Veterans

December 16th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

Receipt of hospice care concurrently with chemotherapy or radiation therapy has increased among veterans dying from cancer without reduction in…

December 11th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

Scotland is recognised as providing world-leading palliative care. Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), as the only hospice service in Scotland…

A Palliative Care Fellow’s Perspective on Physician-Assisted Death

December 10th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Blogs, Stories | No Comments

I’ll be honest. When I started my fellowship in palliative care 4 short months ago, I had not seriously considered…

How to ensure people get end-of-life health care they want

December 9th, 2015 | Tags: , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

My mom paid a painful price for not completing an advance directive about her preferences for end-of-life medical care. She…

Impact of Early Palliative Care Varies Depending on Patient Age, Gender

December 2nd, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Blogs, Stories | No Comments

A recent study examined the impact of early palliative care (EPC) on quality of life for patients with advanced cancer….

Hospice or palliative care volunteers find work rewarding

November 30th, 2015 | Tags: , | Posted in Articles, Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Bill Brunstad was interested in becoming a hospice volunteer for years. He read a book about the highs and lows…

Caregivers recognized during hospice, palliative care month

November 20th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

Golden LivingCenter-Columbus are joining other hospice care organizations across the nation in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month during…

New rule gives Medicare beneficiaries more control in end-of-life care

November 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) has announced that Medicare will begin paying physicians and other practitioners to discuss…