UNCA’s OLLI hosts free workshop on end-of-life medical treatment decisions – Mountain Xpress (blog)


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UNCA's OLLI hosts free workshop on end-of-life medical treatment decisions
Mountain Xpress (blog)
To help people think through end-of-life medical treatment decisions in advance, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville will hold a free workshop, open to everyone, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Reuter Center

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VA bests Medicare in end-of-life care for cancer patients | News … – Stanford Medical Center Report


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VA bests Medicare in end-of-life care for cancer patients | News …
Stanford Medical Center Report
Medicare is more likely to provide excessive end-of-life care for cancer patients than Veterans Affairs, according to a study led by Stanford Medicine and VA researchers.

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VA bests Medicare in end-of-life care for cancer patients – Stanford Medical Center Report


Stanford Medical Center Report

VA bests Medicare in end-of-life care for cancer patients
Stanford Medical Center Report
Cancer patients treated by the Department of Veterans Affairs are less likely to receive excessive end-of-life interventions than those treated through Medicare, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and

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Three-quarters receiving ‘End of Life Option Act’ drugs take them – Medical Xpress


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Three-quarters receiving 'End of Life Option Act' drugs take them
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(HealthDay)—About three-quarters of patients in California who receive End of Life Option Act (EOLOA) drugs ingest them and die, according to a research letter published online Dec. 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Huong Q. Nguyen, Ph.D., from Kaiser

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Many brain tumor patients do not receive adequate end-of-life care – Medical Xpress

Many brain tumor patients do not receive adequate end-of-life care
Medical Xpress
Lead author Deborah Forst, MD, of the Pappas Center explains that the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommends at least three days and preferably seven or more days of hospice care as a measure of high-quality cancer care. She says, "Malignant

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45-55 Medical Aid in Dying Requests in End of Life Options Act’s First Year – Westword


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45-55 Medical Aid in Dying Requests in End of Life Options Act's First Year
Westword
"In 2016, Oregon put out their statistics for the previous year," she told us in regard to a state whose end-of-life statute served as something of a model for Colorado's. "And last year [2015], 218 people requested the prescription, and 132 actually
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Medical aid in dying is a Christian option to stop end-of-life suffering – OCRegister


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Medical aid in dying is a Christian option to stop end-of-life suffering
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As a faith leader, I am deeply concerned about terminally ill people as well as a dying patient's right to a peaceful death at the end of life. Medical aid in dying allows terminally ill adults to request and receive a doctor's prescription for

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Straight from the patient’s mouth: Videos can clearly state your end-of-life wishes – Medical Xpress

Straight from the patient's mouth: Videos can clearly state your end-of-life wishes
Medical Xpress
Then, earlier this year, Forman heard of a Pennsylvania physician who was helping people prepare "video advance directives" – videotaped statements expressing their preferences for end-of-life care. "I was like 'Oh my God, it's like someone was reading

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Vermont Medical Society Shifts End-Of-Life Policy – Vermont Public Radio


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Vermont Medical Society Shifts End-Of-Life Policy
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And the organization never updated its official policy on end-of-life care after the law passed in 2013. Vermont Medical Society President Trey Dobson says the new policy recognizes that doctors have the legal right to help a patient end his or her

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Are There Racial Differences in End-of-Life Care? – Medical News Bulletin

Are There Racial Differences in End-of-Life Care?
Medical News Bulletin
Studies conducted in the United States assessing end-of-life care have shown that there may be differences in quality of care between races in the various areas of end-of-life care, including symptom management, communication, and clinical outcomes.

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