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2014-09-16 23:15:07

The Goal: To have end of life education and training available to everyone from anywhere in the world. Pine Plains, New York (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The Truth About End Of Life Wishes: A National Gallup Poll by the Hospice Organization found that nine out of ten people who were terminally ill wanted to die at home. The same poll found that the number one fear of the dying patient is that they did not want to be a burden to their family. "We have reached a time in our society that...

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...

2014-07-03 11:24:36

BMJ-British Medical Journal It's the right thing to do, and most people want it, say editors The BMJ today calls for Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill, which is expected to receive its second reading in the House of Lords this month, to eventually become law. In an editorial, Dr Fiona Godlee, editor in chief, Dr Tony Delamothe, UK editor and Rosamund Snow, patient editor, say "recognition of an individual's right to determine his or her best interests lies at the heart of this...

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...

2014-06-05 23:16:09

Fran Smith, author of Changing the Way We Die (Viva Editions) discussed what doctors say they want for their own end-of-life care in a recent article. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 In a recent article for Psychology Today, Viva Editions author Fran Smith looked at a recent survey done of doctors' own preferences for end-of-life care. "Why Doctors Don’t Want Their Own Medicine When They’re Dying" explores how the majority of doctor do not actually want the aggressive treatment...

2014-06-04 15:11:51

King's College London Over 35,000 people lived to 100 years or more in England over the last ten years, with a large proportion subsequently dying from frailty exacerbated by pneumonia, according to a new study by King's College London. With the number of centenarians set to grow, end-of-life care needs to be tailored to the increasing frailty in this age group, warn the King's palliative care researchers. Boosting care home capacity and planning health services for the rise in...

2014-06-04 11:55:34

PLOS Centenarians are more likely to die of pneumonia and frailty or "old age" and less likely to die of the chronic conditions often associated with old age, such as cancer or ischemic heart disease, compared with older adults younger than 100 years, according to a study by Catherine Evans and colleagues from King's College London, London, UK. Centenarians were most likely to die in a care home (61%) or hospital (27%) and less likely to die at home (10%) or in hospice care (0.2%). Higher...

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...

2014-05-22 23:09:16

telyHD Provides New Levels of Service to Hospice Patients and Families Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Tely Labs, the leader in simple, secure and affordable video conferencing systems, today announced Hospice of the Western Reserve has implemented easy, affordable high-definition video calling with telyHD systems for its hospice house in Westlake, Ohio. Innovative healthcare providers are always searching for new services that set them apart as leaders in end-of-life care, and add...

2014-05-22 23:07:43

Addition of More Than 90 Palliative Care Courses to Relias’ Content Library Will Support Team-based Care Approach to Improve Patients’ Quality of Life Cary, NC (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Relias Learning, the leader in online training for specialized staff, announced today that it has added more than 90 palliative care courses to its library. The courses, added after the acquisition of the Hospice Education Network (HEN), focus on patient-centered care and improving services for palliative...


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