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2014-07-15 12:29:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is written by Amy Tucci, who is president and CEO of Hospice Foundation of America: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140715/127218 If you have aging parents, now is the time to discuss what's important to them as they near the end of their lives. Too many adult children wait to have end-of-life conversations when their parents are dying or in the midst of a crisis. The topic may seem downright frightening, but it is...

2014-07-02 23:01:14

Recent family conflict in the final weeks of radio legend Casey Kasem’s life ended his story with dissonance. Manager of Care Transitions and Social Services Stacy Knipe, LSW, believes such conflict can be reduced and harmony achieved when patients plan the final chapters of life early and speak openly with family members about their healthcare wishes. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Recent family conflict in the final weeks of radio legend Casey Kasem’s life ended his story...

2014-06-13 16:23:20

Completing Advance Directive Is Imperative, but Not Sufficient by Itself WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tragic legal battle between legendary radio host Casey Kasem's wife and children over his end-of-life care is a teachable moment for his millions of fans, according to the nation's leading end-of-life choice advocacy organization, Compassion & Choices. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131107/DC12439LOGO-b "This sad story vividly illustrates...

2014-05-29 15:37:27

Stanford University Medical Center Most physicians would choose a do-not-resuscitate or "no code" status for themselves when they are terminally ill, yet they tend to pursue aggressive, life-prolonging treatment for patients facing the same prognosis, according to a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine to be published May 28 in PLOS ONE. It's a disconnect that needs to be better understood, said VJ Periyakoil, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine and lead...

2014-04-21 23:01:54

Qualidigm, in cooperation with the Connecticut Partners for Health, was the host for a Call to Action Event at the State Capitol in celebration of National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, 2014. Congressman John Larson was the featured keynote speaker along with government representatives and a national expert on advance directives. Wethersfield, CT (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 In recognition of the country's seventh National Healthcare Decisions Day, Qualidigm President and CEO Tim...

2014-04-16 16:30:19

TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario's doctors are helping to mark Advance Care Planning Day today by encouraging everyone to take a moment and consider their end-of-life wishes. Advance care planning starts with thinking about your wishes, values and beliefs about the health care you would want if you were ever incapable of making decisions for yourself, and then talking about them with loved ones. "A medical crisis is always going to be a terrible time for a family, but having simple...

2014-04-16 12:30:14

Northwestern Medicine educates patients about the importance of advance directives CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While no one wants to think about the possibility that one day their health, or a loved one's, might be compromised and prevent them from making their own health care decisions, it becomes an unfortunate reality for many Americans every day. Today, April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the...

2014-04-14 23:04:41

The April 16th event will educate the public about the importance of making healthcare decisions known in advance. Congressman John Larson will be the featured speaker along with government representatives and a national expert on advance directives. Wethersfield, CT (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 What: On the occasion of National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, Qualidigm CEO Tim Elwell will moderate a multi-interdisciplinary panel of state, national, community and healthcare leaders who will...

2014-04-03 12:28:47

Advance Directives Are Key to Ensuring You Get Only the End-of-Life Care You Want PORTLAND, Ore., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since only one in four Americans has completed an advance directive indicating their end-of-life healthcare wishes, Compassion & Choices today urged all Americans to "Make Your Plan" for National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) on April 16. Compassion & Choices is holding dozens of local events throughout the country to encourage and help...

2014-04-02 12:28:12

Study suggests elderly Americans are completing living wills and appointing health care surrogates more than ever before, trend had little impact on hospitalization rates A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. However, even with nearly double the number of...


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