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Great piece on palliative care from The Atlantic

A Better Way to Die

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Designing A Better Death Integrating death and dying into our communities (instead of isolating it) and acknowledging it as an important part of life is a worthwhile goal. "Design" of systems, spaces, and places can facilitate is change.

Designing A Better Death

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Capturing the value of palliative care

How to capture the value of palliative care

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Parsing Palliative Care and the Patient Experience Infographic

Parsing Palliative Care and the Patient Experience Infographic

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What you need to know before you go into the hospital: you have the right to effective pain management and palliative care! Find out about palliative care and take this quiz to see if it's right for you and your situation.

NICHE Program » Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders

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Palliative Care: Bringing Comfort to Pain and Passage

Check out this audio clip from Terry Gross' interview with Sandeep Jauhar. Doctors are human and it is often difficult for us to “let go” of patients we have become attached to. Just as well meaning family members can cause prolonged suffering by insisting that “everything be done” at end of life, so can well meaning physicians.

Rescuing My Grandmothers -- A doctor discovers the value of palliative care

Rescuing My Grandmothers

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End of Life: Burdensome transitions - YouTube Moving elderly patients back and forth from hospital to nursing home results in poor outcomes and is usually inconsistent with the patient's goals. Unfortunately, the financial incentives are set up to encourage just that.

"Lessons for the Living" reveals a unique subculture of hospice volunteers as they reflect on their experiences with the dying and their new-found philosophies of life and death... As the baby boomer generation enters its senior years, this film offers a timely look at what it means to face mortality.

Part Four: What to Expect with Hospice. This video explains some of the things hospice will offer and how it works.

End-of-life conversation -- the most interesting part of this is what NOT to say to someone who is dying.

Death and Dying: What To Say To Someone Who Is Dying | eFuneral

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April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day.

Singapore Hospice Council Care Awareness: Six month

With so much focus on giving care, how do family and professional caregivers overcome the obstacles of helping those in need who are not happy and grateful about it