MedQuarter to kick off three-month series on end-of-life planning – The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

MedQuarter to kick off three-month series on end-of-life planning
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Miller will be in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 5 to discuss the importance of end-of-life planning and to kick off a series of conversations on the topic hosted by the MedQuarter over the next several months. The events will take place at First Lutheran Church

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‘Death cafes’ serve up end-of-life conversation, planning – Bangor … – Bangor Daily News


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'Death cafes' serve up end-of-life conversation, planning – Bangor …
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For those looking to explore issues ranging from personal beliefs about the afterlife to the practical realities of advance directives, death cafe format helps keep …

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‘Death cafes’ serve up end-of-life conversation, planning – Bangor Daily News


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'Death cafes' serve up end-of-life conversation, planning
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Chuck Lakin of Waterville stands in his basement with a selection of plain wooden coffins he built on site. Lakin, a retired reference librarian who lectures about burial alternatives, says "death cafes" offer Mainers an important opportunity to

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Dr. Atul Gawande on the questions we should be asking in end-of-life care – CBS News


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Dr. Atul Gawande on the questions we should be asking in end-of-life care
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Dr. Atul Gawande believes that caring for the dying shouldn't be primarily about keeping people alive longer but about ensuring quality of life. "The goal is not a good death. The goal is a good life all the way 'til the very end," Gawande told "CBS

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Dr. Atul Gawande on what we should be asking in end-of-life care – CBS News


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Dr. Atul Gawande on what we should be asking in end-of-life care
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September 6, 2017, 8:14 AM | Dr. Atul Gawande helped transform the conversation about aging and death in his book, "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End." The book spent 85 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list and is now …

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End of Life Care and its Unexpected Costs – Medical News Bulletin


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End of Life Care and its Unexpected Costs
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Recently, the end of life care experienced by older adult individuals has sparked interest and observations have been made to identify the potential risk factors for aggressive care along with an evaluation of the cost. This highlights the need to keep

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Researchers advocate changing POLST term to more accurately describe end-of-life wishes – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

Researchers advocate changing POLST term to more accurately describe end-of-life wishes
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Updating the name of forms used to document nursing home residents' end-of-life wishes may help make them more accurate, according to researchers. The forms, currently known as POLST, or Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, have been …

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New Jersey hospice provides unique end-of-life care experience – News 12 New Jersey


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New Jersey hospice provides unique end-of-life care experience
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A one-of-a-kind hospice is hoping to improve New Jersey's national ranking in end-of-life care. The Villa Marie Claire sits on 26 acres of land in Saddle River, priding itself on not just death with dignity, but also living life in a person's final

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Connections: End-of-life care – WXXI News

Connections: End-of-life care
WXXI News
The number of people becoming part of the "sandwich generation" is growing. That's a group of parents responsible for raising children while caring for their aging parents. Conversations about death and dying are part of the aging process, and families

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Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Will Negatively Impact Children at End of Life – AAP News

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Will Negatively Impact Children at End of Life
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Unfortunately, hospice care is drastically underutilized by children and adolescents at the end of life. Annually, more than three-fourths of the over 55 000 pediatric deaths take place in a hospital setting without hospice care involvement

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