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2009-04-01 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) announces the publication of Living With Grief(R): Diversity and End-of-Life Care, the most recent addition to HFA's Living With Grief(R) book series. Edited by Ken Doka, Ph.D.

2009-03-18 00:08:32

People who draw on religion to cope with cancer are more likely to receive intensive, life-prolonging medical care, U.S. researchers have found.

2009-03-16 08:20:14

Terminally ill patients and their family caregivers often feel abandoned by their doctors and feel a sense of "unfinished business," according to a new study by an oncologist at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

2009-03-10 08:28:06

Terminally ill patients and their family caregivers often feel abandoned by their doctors and feel a sense of "unfinished business" with them, according to a new study by an oncologist at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

2009-03-10 00:27:33

Doctors should call caregivers as an act of closure when a patient dies because family and physician say there is unfinished business, U.S.

2009-03-03 09:00:00

Hospice is about Living Life as Fully as Possible ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization wants all people to know that hospice delivers the highest quality care and services to patients and family caregivers who are coping with life-limiting illness.

2008-10-13 18:00:25

Opponents of a Washington State assisted-suicide ballot initiative say hastening the deaths of terminally ill patients is "playing God." The initiative, which if approved would allow physicians to prescribe lethal doses of medication if requested by terminally ill patients, is against God's will, faith-based groups say, while proponents contend it would allow "death with dignity," The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Monday.

2008-10-08 18:00:34

A free one-act play about a terminally ill African American woman and the choices that she and her family must make as she approaches the end of her life will be presented as a theatrical reading by the University of Missouri-St. Louis and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care(R) of St. Louis.

2008-10-06 15:00:40

By Karen Troianello I was governor of Oregon when voters approved our state's landmark Death with Dignity Act in 1994. I endorsed that ballot measure, and another one in 1997 in which voters reaffirmed their support after the federal government tried to take the voters' original decision away.

2008-09-23 09:01:09

TORONTO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Sarah J. Goodlin, a geriatrician and palliative care physician in Salt Lake City, UT presented "Hope in the Hopeless Situation: Palliative Care," today at the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA).


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.