Tag Archives: End-of-life

In Palliative Care, Comfort Is the Top Priority

February 17th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Posted in Articles, New York Times Health, Stories | No Comments

Last year, when an oncologist advised that Betty Chin might benefit frompalliative care, her son Kevin balked. Mrs. Chin, a…

End-Of-Life Care For Cancer Patients Can Help Bring More Value To Life

February 4th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

Today, on World Cancer Day, the goal is to raise awareness of the disease in order to hopefully prevent as…

A New Vision for Dreams of the Dying

February 2nd, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, New York Times Health, Stories | No Comments

One evening in the late fall, Lucien Majors, 84, sat at his kitchen table, his wife Jan by his side,…

When Your Loved One Is Ready for Hospice Care – and You Aren’t

February 1st, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Many painful emotional issues face family members and friends when a loved one becomes terminally ill. These include communicating the…

How to Talk to Your Children about End-of-Life Care

January 27th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Blogs, Stories | No Comments

This period of time can be uncomfortable for all – which is why many families choose not to have the…

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…

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…

Blue Cross expands benefits for end-of-life care

January 4th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

The state’s largest health insurer this week will begin offering some of the newest and most comprehensive end-of-life benefits in…

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…

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…