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April 16 is Healthcare Decisions Day, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization stresses the importance of people talking frankly about the care they would or would not want if
Terminally ill cancer patients who have an early talk with their physician about care at the end-of-life are less likely to receive aggressive therapy – and more likely to enter hospice care – than patients who delay such discussions until the days and weeks before death.
Family members who care for terminally ill patients at home can be helped by nurses throughout the course of the illness and particularly after the patient's death.
Hospice volunteers help people facing terminal illness.
CLEVELAND, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People mistakenly think hospice care is about dying... you call hospice when nothing more can be done. Nothing could be further from the truth.
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hospice Foundation of America has developed "Addressing Cultural Diversity in Hospice Care," a free online webinar that looks at how, and why, different cultures may, or may not, utilize hospice.
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a policy statement on physician-assisted suicide at its Spring General Assembly in Seattle on June 16. The statement, To Live Each Day with Dignity, passed with a vote of 191-1.
"Have You Had the Talk?(TM)" Toolkit Facilitates End-of-Life Discussions for Physicians, Caretakers and Patients DETROIT, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2008 presidential campaign introduced a debate on an unexpected topic: physician/patient conversations on end-of life options.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.