Nobody questions a child’s right to be cared for. Why don’t the elderly enjoy the same expectation? – The Independent

Nobody questions a child's right to be cared for. Why don't the elderly enjoy the same expectation?
The Independent
But in many societies, the approach to end of life care requires us to continue as active and responsible citizens for as long as our mental capacities allow – to make choices about what kind of care we want, and where. In anticipation of losing

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End-of-Life Care Is Suboptimal in Elderly Patients With AML – Curetoday.com


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End-of-Life Care Is Suboptimal in Elderly Patients With AML
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End-of-life care is of particular concern for elderly patients with AML because prognosis is poor and has not changed in several decades. Median survival for patients 65 or older is roughly two months and drops to as low as one month for patients over

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End-of-Life Care Poor for Elderly Patients with AML – OncLive


OncLive

End-of-Life Care Poor for Elderly Patients with AML
OncLive
End-of-life care is of particular concern for elderly patients with AML because prognosis is poor and has not changed in several decades. Median survival for patients 65 or older is roughly 2 months and drops to as low as 1 month for patients ?85 years.

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Insurance pays little for caregiving of elderly at end of life – Reuters

Insurance pays little for caregiving of elderly at end of life
Reuters
(Reuters Health) – Unpaid family and friends provide the overwhelming majority of care to the elderly in their last year of life, according to a new study highlighting the need to expand supportive services to caregivers. In 2011, 2.3 million

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Insurance pays little for caregiving of elderly at end of life | News … – WHTC

Insurance pays little for caregiving of elderly at end of life | News …
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By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) – Unpaid family and friends provide the overwhelming majority of care to the elderly in their last year of life, according to a …

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Swiss group examines possibility of offering end-of-life assistance to healthy elderly – Xinhua

Swiss group examines possibility of offering end-of-life assistance to healthy elderly
Xinhua
GENEVA, June 19 (Xinhua) — A Swiss working group is looking into the possibility of offering assistance of leaving the world in a peaceful manner to elderly people who are still in good health but tired of life, according to EXIT, a Switzerland-based …

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Readers Write (Dec. 14): End-of-life decisions, the Trump transition, stadium suites, the elderly, winter weather … – Minneapolis Star Tribune


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Readers Write (Dec. 14): End-of-life decisions, the Trump transition, stadium suites, the elderly, winter weather …
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Thank you for covering the story of Malcolm “Mac” McDonald (“Terminally ill man wants the end to be of his own making,” Dec 11). This issue of aid in dying is so important, and unfortunately I see a lack of awareness and understanding surrounding it.

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Confusion on end-of-life forms can cause elderly patients to receive more emergency care than they may have wanted – Science Daily


Science Daily

Confusion on end-of-life forms can cause elderly patients to receive more emergency care than they may have wanted
Science Daily
Waldrop noted that the forms about life-sustaining treatment and the conversations about them are a major step toward improving end-of-life care for patients, but there is room for improvement. "This research shows that to be effective in reflecting

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Elderly Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments – WebMD


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Elderly Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments
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MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People dying naturally of old age often receive unnecessary end-of-life medical treatments in hospitals, a new global study finds. The Australian-based research found that one-third of patients with advanced, …
Global analysis finds unnecessary end-of-life treatment in hospitals is widespreadScience Daily
Elderly subjected to unnecessary invasive end-of-life treatment, review showsThe Sydney Morning Herald
Elderly patients subjected to invasive, potentially harmful end of life treatment: Australia-led studyShanghai Daily (subscription)
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Elderly book end-of-life talks once labeled ‘death panels’ – STLtoday.com

Elderly book end-of-life talks once labeled 'death panels'
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ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016 AND THEREAFTER – In this Wednesday, April 13, 2016 photo, Herbert Diamond, 88, left, of Fort Lee, N.J., speaks with Dr. Manisha Parulekar about his end of life preferences, at the Hackensack Medical Center …

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