The "miracle" may be just as likely to happen if one decides to forego further futile appearing care.

When Do You Give Up on Treating a Child With Cancer?

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Treating severe or chronic pain without contributing to the opiate abuse epidemic is a challenge. Palliative care clinicians face this challenge every day.

Treating Pain Without Feeding Addiction at Epicenter for Opioids

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Family and friends doing a "life review" for Ms. Jones would find she lived through two world wars, the Great Depression, introduction of automobiles / in home electricity/refrigeration/ air conditioning; air travel; space travel; computers; and yes...even sliced bread.

World's oldest person dies at 116

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Even the rich and powerful confront unimaginable loss. Each person has to find his/her own way back from the depths.

Sheryl Sandberg Speaks On Husband's Death In Commencement Speech

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Ibeyi's Cuban-French-African music is wonderful. In this soulful lament, the twins talk about the grief of their mother when their father died. Mom is the one in the chair in the video.

Ibeyi - Mama Says (Official Video)

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Fin De, Health Info, Life, Inspiration, Story Ideas, Care Death, Final Wishes, Care Community

7 powerful photographs of terminally ill patients living out their final wishes

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Katherine Nigel

Zen and the Art of Dying Well

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Death Cafes: a new thing to get people talking about the taboo topic of death, dying, and how they want it all to go down --People chatting about dying at the pop-up death cafe at Lovecrumbs in Edinburgh. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

What on earth is a death cafe?

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Drug Shortages Can Jeopardize Patient Safety | Jeffrey Jacobs, MD, #fsa #asa #anesthesia #patientsafety #drugshortages

How do people with dementia die?

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Doctors Die, DNR

How Doctors Die

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How to Talk End-of-Life Care with a Dying Patient - Atul Gawande - YouTube

How to Talk End-of-Life Care with a Dying Patient - Atul Gawande

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A family physician met a dying man and asked something that hadn’t been covered by the specialists.

A doctor discovers an important question patients should be asked

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Some day, we will all die, Snoopy! True. But on all the other days, we will not.

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The Living Room ----- Great podcast . If you start it, keep listening. You'll be surprised where this goes and will understand why I posted it here.

The Living Room | Love + Radio | Listen with headphones on

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Great 20 minute video looking at the caregiving experience of 4 different families at end of life. Congrats to Northeast Ohio Medical Univeristy Palliative Care and the student who started the project.

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Zumi - The Palliative Pig. Taking animal therapy to new heights.

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One way that doctors stand out from the general population is in advance planning for the end of life, something that is gradually finding acceptance.

How Doctors Die: Showing Others the Way

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Palliative Care Loses a Pioneer -- Dr. J. Andrew Billings, 69, who died Sept. 6, was a pioneering physician who was a founding member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, founding director of the Palliative Care Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, and cofounder of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Palliative Care.

Dr. J. Andrew Billings, 69; pioneering physician helped found palliative care centers at MGH, Harvard Medical School - The Boston Globe

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Forget the anti-dementia drugs -- it appears we need a healthy sex life!

Sex on the brain! Associations between sexual activity and cognitive function in older age

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What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team - The New York Times

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

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Lengthy Hospice Care Boosts Medicare Bills

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I'll Have What She's Having: Goldilocks and the Hospice Benefit

I'll Have What She's Having: Goldilocks and the Hospice Benefit

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Too Many Residents Die In Pain, JAMDA Editor Argues

Too Many Residents Die In Pain, JAMDA Editor Argues

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Physicians are now insulated from knowing too much about their patients.

In America, the art of doctoring is dying

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Martha-Presley --- An MD/JD in palliative care. Saw this in the Vanderbilt Law dual degree catalogue. It's nice to see that over-achievers are picking the right medical specialty!

A Foot in Both Camps: J.D./M.D.’s Work at the Intersection of Medicine, Public Policy and Ethics | News | Law School

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