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Hospice Care, Rather Than Aggressive Treatment, Found Better for End-of-Life

January 20th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories, Uncategorized | No Comments

Families may be more satisfied with end-of-life care for loved ones dying of cancer when treatment is focused on comfort…

Ascension, University of Pennsylvania study EHR algorithms for palliative care

January 11th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments

To help clinicians understand when palliative care orders might be most appropriate, Ascension Health is participating in an National Institutes…

New year brings chance to have tough conversations

January 8th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments

Approximately 2.5 million people will die in the United States in the new year. Of that number, over three-fourths will…

Choosing to make the most of every moment: An intimate view of hospice care

November 9th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments

It’s Wednesday afternoon at Hospice Atlanta Center, and nurse Wendy Gleason works from a desk covered in jolly Disney paraphernalia,…

Geripal: The Long Term Care Insurance Con Game

September 22nd, 2014 | Tags: | Posted in Blogs, Uncategorized | No Comments

“You are getting older, and are concerned about the costs of nursing homes and long term care.  So, you decide…

2012 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards: Video highlighting the 2012 Awardees (4:31min)

September 22nd, 2014 | Tags: , , | Posted in Uncategorized, Videos | No Comments

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GeriPal Blog: Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness – A Book Review

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments

Description:  On my way out of the hospital this evening I ran into a soon-to-be palliative care fellow. Our conversation…

Patient Power Webcast: “America’s Problem with Facing End-of-Life Issues”

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments

Description:    The controversy behind end-of-life decisions is ever-present in our health system. Is it ethical to go against the…

Geripal Blog: The breadth of life-sustaining treatment

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments

Description:  In a recent story in the New York Times, Katy Butler described her parents’ experiences with illness, the health…

2011 Cunniff-Dixon Hastings Center Physician Awards Video

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments

Description:  Care for patients at the end of life has long troubled American medicine, not only in its failure to…