Vermont end-of-life bill heads to governor – USA Today – USA TODAY


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Vermont end-of-life bill heads to governor – USA Today
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The Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act will take effect immediately when Shumlin signs it, allowing terminally ill Vermonters to seek a lethal dose of medication to hasten their own deaths, offering doctors, family and friends immunity from
House passes end-of-life bill, 75-65, after rejecting handful of amendmentsvtdigger.org
Vermont legislators approve assisted suicide billSKNVibes.com

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End-of-Life Care Guidelines Updated – Medscape – Medscape


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End-of-Life Care Guidelines Updated – Medscape
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The Hastings Center has updated and expanded its landmark 1987 consensus guidelines for ethical care of terminally ill patients. Oxford University Press published this second edition of The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining
New edition to shape ethical and legal framework for decision-making on News-Medical.net

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Firms not ready for Windows XP end-of-life could face compliance risks – ComputerWeekly.com

Firms not ready for Windows XP end-of-life could face compliance risks
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End of support for Windows XP also means that Microsoft will stop developing security patches for it and new vulnerabilities will continue to impact Windows XP on a regular basis. These vulnerabilities could include critical flaws that could allow an

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Advance directives manage end of life care issues and reduce end of life … – EurekAlert (press release)

Advance directives manage end of life care issues and reduce end of life
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A new article available online in the American Journal of Public Health by two Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty makes a compelling case that end-of-life care issues need to become an integral part of the public health agenda.

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Viewpoint: Health care plan needed for end of life – MassLive.com

Viewpoint: Health care plan needed for end of life
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Effective end-of-life care is rarely simply asking a patient to check a box indicating whether they'd like to be resuscitated or intubated. Rather, understanding patient goals of care means having an active, nuanced, engaged discussion of what

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Religious support tied to intensive end-of-life care – Reuters


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Religious support tied to intensive end-of-life care
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People with advanced cancer tend to get more aggressive care at the end of life and spend more time in the intensive care unit if they receive spiritual support from their religious communities, according to a new study.
Religion, Spirituality and End of Life CaredailyRx
The Surprising Link Between Religious Belief And Health Care SpendingThinkProgress

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How to Talk to Parents About Their End-of-Life Wishes – U.S. News & World Report (blog)

How to Talk to Parents About Their End-of-Life Wishes
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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman co-founded The Conversation Project to help families have these important end-of-life discussions. She shared her compelling reasons for helping start the group and how important it is for all family

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Doctors’ Words Influence End-of-Life Decisions Made By Patients’ Families – TIME


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Doctors' Words Influence End-of-Life Decisions Made By Patients' Families
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Making the decision to approve heroic measures to save a loved one's life can be fraught with emotion, so anxious family members tend to turn to the doctor for guidance, according to the first study to analyze the role that doctors' language plays in
Study: Doctors' Word Choice Affects End-of-Life DecisionsThe Atlantic
Physician's choice of words play important role in determining critical end-of News-Medical.net

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New, essential Guidelines for decision-making on treatment and end-of-life care – EurekAlert (press release)

New, essential Guidelines for decision-making on treatment and end-of-life care
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Like its predecessor, this second edition will shape the ethical and legal framework for decision-making on treatment and end-of-life care in the United States. This groundbreaking work incorporates 25 years of research and innovation in clinical care

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Vermont end-of-life bill clears senate hurdle – WNYT


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Vermont end-of-life bill clears senate hurdle
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MONTPELIER, Vt. – It could come as soon as this weekend that terminally-ill Vermonters can begin requesting lethal medication from their doctors. On Thursday the Vermont Senate passed a hybrid aid-in-dying bill, which means the lower house will get it
Senate Gives End Of Life Bill Supporters A ScareVermont Public Radio
Peg Flory. VTD/Josh Larkinvtdigger.org
Vermont Assisted Suicide Bill Passes State Senate – Huffington PostHuffington Post
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