Many Avoid End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds – Boise State Public Radio


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Many Avoid End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds
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"At the moment, I'm very healthy," Morrison says. If he were to become ill or have a serious accident, he'd want to weigh life-saving interventions against the quality of life he could expect afterwards. "If it were an end-of-life scenario, I don't
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Katherine Rinaldi Courtright, MD | LDIUniversity of Pennsylvania
Approximately One In Three US Adults Completes Any Type Of Advance Directive For End-Of-Life Care – Health AffairsHealth Affairs

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Many Avoid End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds – Hawaii Public Radio-HPR2


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Many Avoid End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds
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"At the moment, I'm very healthy," Morrison says. If he were to become ill or have a serious accident, he'd want to weigh life-saving interventions against the quality of life he could expect afterwards. "If it were an end-of-life scenario, I don't
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Katherine Rinaldi Courtright, MD | LDIUniversity of Pennsylvania
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Many Avoid End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds – NPR


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Many Avoid End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds
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Before being deployed overseas for the Iraq war in 2003, Army reservist Don Morrison filled out military forms that gave instructions about where to send his body and possessions if he were killed. "I thought, 'Wow, this is mortality right in your face

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Initiative spurs end-of-life talk as way to avoid unwanted tests, treatments – Buffalo News


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Initiative spurs end-of-life talk as way to avoid unwanted tests, treatments
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As is often the case with gallbladder cancer, Tim Colvin didn't learn of his disease until its late stage with little chance of survival. He died five months after his diagnosis at age 48. In the six years since his death, Darcy Thiel, his wife, has

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Most N.J. residents avoid end-of-life planning, poll says – NJ.com


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Most N.J. residents avoid end-of-life planning, poll says
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TRENTON — Nearly two-thirds of New Jersey residents say they have thought about the kind of medical treatment they want at the end of their lives and discussed their wishes with a loved one or doctor, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released on …

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Doing Your End-of-Life Planning – Huffington Post


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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Doing Your End-of-Life Planning
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A recent review article has shown that patients who have planned in advance for the end of their lives spend less time in the hospital, receive fewer intensive treatments, and have greater quality of life when they reach their final days. In addition

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Missed opportunities to avoid painful shocks at the end of life – Medical Xpress

Missed opportunities to avoid painful shocks at the end of life
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Many patients who have a common medical device known as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) are unaware that the device can be deactivated to prevent painful shocks in their final days of life, according to two studies scheduled for

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Physicians avoid aggressive end-of-life care compared to general public: 5 insights – Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine

Physicians avoid aggressive end-of-life care compared to general public: 5 insights
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Physicians' knowledge about the efficacy and value of aggressive end-of-life care may affect their own end-of-life treatment choices, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Here are five insights: 1.

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Training needed to avoid past mistakes in end of life care – Nursing Times


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Training needed to avoid past mistakes in end of life care
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In May the health service ombudsman issued a report saying too many patients were dying in the NHS without dignity and the Care Quality Commission is currently reviewing the state of end of life care services across the NHS which is expected to be …

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