In a patient-centric model of care, the effort focuses on the patient's wishes.
Families of patients who receive aggressive end-of-life medical care do not perceive the care as high-quality.
Palliative chemotherapy in the last month of life may increase the patient's risk of intensive medical treatment and death in an ICU.
Caregivers experience serious chronic health conditions at nearly twice the rate of those who are not caregivers.
A proposal from the CMS may make end-of-life counseling sessions covered under insurance.
Passing HR 1202 will allow physician assistants to provide hospice care.
Clinicians' personal beliefs cannot influence end-of-life care.
A patient visited this provider with an important question regarding a procedure, but really wanted to express his thanks for the years of care.
A veteran in a hospice unit finally was presented with the American flag to honor his son, a deceased Vietnam veteran.
From 1999 to 2010, opioid-related deaths increased at greater rates among women than men -- 415% vs. 265%.
Loss of autonomy, dignity and functional status, commonly cited as reasons for participation in "Death with Dignity" program.
What options are there for a patient with a continent urinary diversion, who is no longer able to self catheterize and has no reliable caregivers?
A layer of bureaucracy in health care exists in which insurance regulators determine where a patient will die based on information from well-intentioned but inexperienced nurse case managers.
Family members can often be more demanding than patients, but addressing anxiety in a compassionate manner can create a more positive experience for everyone involved.
With ongoing changes in the healthcare field, certification demonstrates an advanced level of knowledge and skills in a specialty practice area.
For-profit hospice agencies get financial breaks from less-resource intensive patients.
Unrealistic surrogate expectations contribute to misuse.
Man keeps cheerful disposition despite terminal illness.
Palliative care nurse practitioner breaks through emotional barrier.
A quick email resulted in an outpouring of appreciation for a veteran's service.
Courage and compassion paved the way for positive changes.
8-year-old faced terminal illness with strength, courage and faith.
Patient with stomach cancer a source of strength during difficult times.