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2013-12-17 11:13:20

Although the vast majority of physicians participating in a multiregional study indicated that they would personally enroll in hospice care if they received a terminal cancer diagnosis, less than one-third would discuss hospice care early in the course of treating a terminally ill cancer patient.

2013-12-16 10:08:31

One in five people believes that doctors should be allowed to help the elderly who are not seriously ill, but who are tired of living, to die, if that is their stated wish.

2013-12-13 23:01:04

Agency also joins movement to educate public on hiring agencies providing caregivers versus employing them. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2013

2013-11-29 23:25:35

New memoir and guidebook provides step-by-step advice for friends and caregivers of loved ones dying from cancer. New York City, New York (PRWEB) November 29,

2013-05-07 12:47:26

A study by Tracy A. Balboni, M.D., M.P.H., of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, and colleagues suggests that spiritual care and end-of-life (EoL) discussions by the medical team may be associated with reduced aggressive treatment.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.