Mapping end of life choices >> The importance of advance directives and end of life planning. Studies have shown that advance care planning reduces stress on patients, their families and health care providers. It also results in 30 percent fewer malpractice suits, greater patient and family satisfaction, and a lower incidence of depression, drinking problems and other signs of complicated grief among survivors.
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Cremation Is More Popular Than Ever, And Here's Why (INFOGRAPHIC)
The name "Palliative Care," is still a mystery to post people. There have been many efforts to describe the work of palliative care in ways that don't frighten people away. This video does a pretty good job.
By Jane E. Brody, February 9, 2015 | Virgie Divinigracia had the kind of death last month that most Americans say they want: at home, relieved of physical and mental pain, surrounded by those she loved, “a beautiful death” as those present described it. Alas, this is true for too few Americans. Most still die in costly medical facilities tethered to machines, often unable to communicate, in a futile attempt to prolong their lives. #health #aging