Courtney Dunithan: West Virginia needs more palliative care options (Daily Mail) – Charleston Gazette-Mail


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Courtney Dunithan: West Virginia needs more palliative care options (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail
With a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and assistance from the West Virginia University Foundation, the West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care conducted a statewide survey to examine West Virginians' knowledge of and attitudes …

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End-of-life Care Important in Neurodegenerative Diseases But Can Be Lacking, Study Finds – ALS News Today

End-of-life Care Important in Neurodegenerative Diseases But Can Be Lacking, Study Finds
ALS News Today
“Participants' views were framed by the context of their lives and experience of their illness and these shaped their engagement with end-of-life care,” the researchers concluded. “Given the varying disease trajectories, care needs to be individualised

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End-of-life planning—for caregivers – i Advance Senior Care

End-of-life planning—for caregivers
i Advance Senior Care
Hospice workers may witness terminal illness and death almost daily, but that doesn't mean they've documented their own end-of-life wishes, a new report finds. A survey of nearly 900 health care workers at a nonprofit Florida hospice found that fewer

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LTC not always valuable at end of life to seniors with mental illness – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

LTC not always valuable at end of life to seniors with mental illness
McKnight’s Long Term Care News
When it came to end-of-life care, none of the 10,000 respondents said they were looking for skilled nursing care. Instead, older adults with mental illness were more concerned about their effect on others at the end of their lives, wrote Mental Health

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End of life care must acknowledge our mortality, Francis reminds physicians – Catholic News Agency


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End of life care must acknowledge our mortality, Francis reminds physicians
Catholic News Agency
In a message to medical professionals Thursday, Pope Francis said that when it comes to end-of-life care, treatments should always be based on human dignity and with the patient's best interests in mind. He also stressed that the various medical
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Gayle Mattson: Document your wishes for end-of-life care – Gainesville Sun


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Gayle Mattson: Document your wishes for end-of-life care
Gainesville Sun
However, a 2013 survey released by The Conversation Project revealed that “while more than 9 in 10 Americans think it's important to talk about their own and their loved ones' wishes for end-of-life care, less than 3 in 10 have actually held these
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End-of-life care subject of conference – CT Post

End-of-life care subject of conference
CT Post
Lloyd is advisor to faith communities for The Conversation Project, a Massachusetts-based initiative aimed helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. She did the experiment Tuesday afternoon, with roughly 100 nurses, doctors, clergy

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End-of-life care for terminally ill children slammed as ‘patchy and inconsistent’ – Mirror.co.uk


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End-of-life care for terminally ill children slammed as 'patchy and inconsistent'
Mirror.co.uk
The Government says children should be cared for at home with the support of community of services where possible. But new research seen by the Radio 5 live Investigates programme shows that only a third of CCGs in England are implementing this.

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House: End of life care in spotlight – Royal Gazette


Royal Gazette

House: End of life care in spotlight
Royal Gazette
Discussions on the “difficult issue” of end-of-life care are needed now more than ever, the health minister said this morning. Kim Wilson said a proper debate was “vital to ensure our last days are comfortable, meaningful and affordable”. Ms Wilson

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Insights column: Conversations about end-of-life care can be a gift – Montana Standard

Insights column: Conversations about end-of-life care can be a gift
Montana Standard
But none of us thought it would be on that day in early June. What made it just a little bit easier was that she and my father-in-law had done good end-of-life planning. At 79 and 93, they recognized that the end of their lives was coming sooner rather

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