East Staffordshire relying too heavily on volunteers to provide end-of-life care, watchdog claims – Burton Mail


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East Staffordshire relying too heavily on volunteers to provide end-of-life care, watchdog claims
Burton Mail
Research led by Healthwatch Staffordshire has revealed "gaps and inconsistencies" in the way end-of-life care is delivered. The body's investigation discovered weaknesses in "advance care planning" – the process during which someone who is dying …

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Free end-of-life legal planning aid for Contra Costa seniors – East Bay Times

Free end-of-life legal planning aid for Contra Costa seniors
East Bay Times
CONCORD — Decisions about end-of-life care are difficult, but planning ahead ensures that family members and health care providers respect patients' wishes. Contra Costa Senior Legal Services, in partnership with American Insurance Group and the city

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Views sought on end-of-life care in East Staffordshire after review – Burton Mail

Views sought on end-of-life care in East Staffordshire after review
Burton Mail
PATIENTS, carers and relatives are being urged to help improve end-of-life care in East Staffordshire. Healthwatch Staffordshire is set to lead a review of current services throughout the county and the watchdog says the views of those with experience

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Other views: Have a conversation about end-of-life decisions – East Oregonian (subscription)

Other views: Have a conversation about end-of-life decisions
East Oregonian (subscription)
Last week, when Medicare officials finally got around to announcing that the program would cover costs of voluntary end-of-life counseling, the response was quiet. Gone were the shrill (and silly) denunciations that such counseling would lead to “death …

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Other views: Have a conversation about end-of-life decisions – Editorials … – East Oregonian (subscription)

Other views: Have a conversation about end-of-life decisions – Editorials
East Oregonian (subscription)
Last week, when Medicare officials finally got around to announcing that the program would cover costs of voluntary end-of-life counseling, the response was quiet. Gone were the shrill (and silly) denunciations that such counseling would lead to “death …

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Do Not Attempt to Resuscitate Orders: East trial could go nationwide – BBC News


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Do Not Attempt to Resuscitate Orders: East trial could go nationwide
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New guidelines that aim to improve end of life care could be issued nationwide following a trial in hospitals in the East of England. Dr Zoe Fritz, who oversaw the project, said the current "ad hoc" arrangement often led to an "undignified death". She

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We stand out on end-of-life matters – East Oregonian (subscription)

We stand out on end-of-life matters
East Oregonian (subscription)
We stand out on end-of-life matters 0 comments. When television was a new thing, some futurists suggested this national medium would homogenize our accents and diminish regional differences. That didn't happen. Oregon continues to stand out in what we 

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