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Kudos to the American Cancer Society and their ongoing support for palliative care.
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American Cancer Society youtube video: Palliative care improves quality of life for adults, children and families facing serious illness like cancer
Overruling My Father - NYTimes.com End of life decision-making is never easy. Is it ever right to overrule the stated goals/wishes of a patient? This piece generated a ton of comments. I remain reeling as my ethics training and personal experience fight this one out.
Overruling My Father
Rx: The Quiet Revolution | Watch Online | PBS Video -- Interesting AMA sponsored documentary provides examples of patient/family centered medicine across the US. Emphasizes provider/patient relationships and community involvement -- what palliative care is all about.
Rx: The Quiet Revolution | Watch Online
Verghese: Patients Have Two Hearts...... Dr. Verghese opens the American College of Cardiology Conference with an impassioned plea to hold on to the heart and soul of medicine. He acknowledges the challenge of the electronic medical record which, designed to achieve accurate billing, does little to improve patient care and consumes a tremendous amount of provider time.
Verghese: Patients Have Two Hearts
People say they would opt for less care if they had more knowledge of benefits and harms, studies show. Palliative care helps patients/families weigh the benefits / burdens of different treatment options. Patients often over-estimate benefits, and under-estimate burdens.
If Patients Only Knew How Often Treatments Could Harm Them
A New York Times opinion piece well worth reading.... I was happy for all of us that this hideous struggle, which had extended past the most unreasonable expectations, was finally over. opinionator.blogs...; class="more-link">Read more...</a>
Finding Joy in My Father's Death
Here is an app designed to store, manage, and transmit living wills, POLST, DNR order, power of attorney, contact information, etc. The app can email or fax the information to a distant health care provider in minutes. It's from the American Bar Association and the documents are legal. You can store documents for multiple people so you can keep yours and your parents handy. Now, if we could only get more people to complete these documents in the first place.
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Free smartphone app from the American Bar Association allows you to store a copy of your Advance Directive for Health Care or Health Care Power of Attorney on your smartphone.
American Bar Association App: "My Health Care Wishes" Stores important healthcare wishes and documents.
American Bar Association has an app to make advanced directives accessible and shareable
app for iphone and droids for health care directives.
advanced directive app for iphone
My Health Care Wishes App
How Long Have I Got Left? - NYTimes.com. A really interesting piece from palliative care/end-of-life perspective, particularly when we don't know when the end of life will be.
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How Long Have I Got Left? - NYTimes.com. A neurosurgeon writes about his cancer diagnosis
read this article: How Long Have I Got Left? - NYTimes.com
Great advice on life and death.
How Long Have I Got Left?
Hospice by the numbers
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Andres' story: Finding a bond in his last journey
I am now face to face with dying. But I am not finished with living. Neurologist/author Oliver Sacks confronts his own mortality in this New York Times essay.
Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer
Superb debate on the Diane Rheem show regarding "death with dignity"legislation. Is it self-determination at its best, an ethical slippery slope, or a distraction from needed health care reform?
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The Latest In The Debate Over "Aid In Dying" - The Diane Rehm Show
The overwhelming volumes of deaths during the Civil War created logistical, spiritual, and political challenges that transformed our views on death and dying. See WGBH American Experience | PBS . Death and the Civil War via this link.