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2014-08-12 08:30:20

Company Previews Remaining Subject Matter Expert Interviews Designed to Share Insights on End-of-Life Matters SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Passare, Inc., a trusted and relevant source for End-of-Life planning and management, today announced strong consumer interest and momentum stemming from its new Expert Partner Interview Series, which kicked off in July. Featuring insightful interviews with End-of-Life (EOL) subject matter experts on a range of relevant topics, the series...

2014-01-02 23:24:09

More and more companies are able to avoid needless communications upgrades while maintaining up-to-date voice systems as a result of end-of-life and end-of-service support from telecommunications solutions provider, Market Communications. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 The faster technology moves, the sooner companies must either upgrade or replace their communication products due to end-of-life or end-of-service. When phone and voice equipment manufacturers no longer supply or...

2012-06-05 09:46:36

Hospice Care Would Improve Quality of Life and Lower Costs, Say Authors Half of adults over age 65 made at least one emergency department (ED) visit in the last month of life, in a study led by a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and UCSF. Three quarters of ED visits led to hospital admissions, and more than two-thirds of those admitted to the hospital died there. In contrast, the 10 percent of study subjects who had enrolled in hospice care at least one month...

2012-05-31 23:01:54

Online publisher MedSmart Members has released a free report entitled Death-by-ICU: End-of-Life Care in America. Noting the ethical issues and political demagoguery around this most challenging of healthcare issues, the report is focused more on the evidence of what dying patients themselves prefer when shown what´s actually entailed in intensive end-of-life treatments — which they unanimously rejected in a study comparing end-of-life treatment choices. Framingham, MA (PRWEB) May...

2012-05-01 23:00:51

A new webinar, Making the End-of-Life Decisions Meaningful will be hosted by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors and presented by Viki Kind. This educational webinar will help viewers create better end-of-life care plans and help explain how to do right by a person that is dying. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 The Society of Certified Senior Advisors will be hosting its May educational webinar, Making the End-of-Life Decisions Meaningful presented by Viki Kind. Attendees will learn...

2012-02-28 10:00:00

“Aid-in-dying sets the gold standard for a good death,” says Robert Orfali author of the recently-published book Death with Dignity. Named “Best of 2011” by Kirkus Reviews, Orfali´s book provides an in-depth look at how we die in America today. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 In his recently published book Death with Dignity Robert Orfali states that aid-in-dying sets the gold standard for end-of-life palliative care. Says Robert Orfali, “My...

2012-02-15 21:32:22

Providing for fundamental human needs to people who are close to death is complex and sophisticated, but ultimately involves the integration of physical, psychological, social and spiritual elements, according to a study published in this week's PLoS Medicine by a group of international researchers. End-of-life care is a major public health issue, yet despite the inevitability of death, issues related to death and dying are often taboo. This study involved identifying the variety of...

2012-02-09 15:04:19

The vast majority of patients with incurable lung or colorectal cancer talk with a physician about their options for care at the end of life, but often not until late in the course of their illness, according to a new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators published in the Feb. 7 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The researchers found that such belated conversations tend to occur under particularly stressful conditions — when patients have been admitted to a...


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