End-of-life decisions can be difficult. This doctor thinks ‘nudges’ can help – PBS NewsHour


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End-of-life decisions can be difficult. This doctor thinks 'nudges' can help
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End-of-life decisions can be difficult. This doctor thinks 'nudges' can help. EMAIL. BY Bob Tedeschi, STAT September 17, 2017 at 1:42 PM EDT. aidindying. Six states have aid-in-dying laws. But doctors and advocates say not all health care providers are …

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‘Are you saying I’m dying?’ Training doctors to speak frankly about death – PBS NewsHour


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'Are you saying I'm dying?' Training doctors to speak frankly about death
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Only 17 percent of Medicare patients surveyed in a 2015 Kaiser Family Foundation study said they had discussed end-of-life care — though most wanted to do so. Since that study, Medicare has begun reimbursing providers for having these conversations.

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Doctors bill Medicare for end-of-life advice as ‘death panel’ fears … – PBS NewsHour


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Doctors bill Medicare for end-of-life advice as 'death panel' fears …
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End-of-life counseling sessions, once decried by some conservative Republicans as “death panels,” gained steam among Medicare patients in 2016, the first …

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Oldest Americans aren’t the ones with biggest end-of-life medical bills – PBS NewsHour


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Oldest Americans aren't the ones with biggest end-of-life medical bills
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Americans in their 80s and 90s are not the ones amassing the largest medical bills to hold off death, according to a new analysis that challenges a widely held belief about the costs of end-of-life care. Younger seniors — those with potentially longer …
Medicare Spending at the End of Life: A Snapshot of Beneficiaries Who Died in 2014 and the Cost of Their CareKaiser Family Foundation
End-of-life Medicare spending declines as seniors age, analysis findsBecker’s Hospital Review

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Local Doctor’s End-of-Life Telemedicine Project Featured on PBS NewsHour, and … – Lost Coast Outpost

Local Doctor's End-of-Life Telemedicine Project Featured on PBS NewsHour, and
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Last night's episode of the PBS NewsHour featured a seven-minute segment on the work of Dr. Michael Fratkin, the Humboldt County internist who last year launched a program called ResolutionCare that offers palliative care to people facing terminal illness.

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New guidelines may encourage end-of-life discussions – PBS NewsHour (blog)


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New guidelines may encourage end-of-life discussions
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A national movement to normalize end-of-life discussions among family and friends is on the rise. With Medicare planning to cover these conversations with physicians, The Conversation Project, a Boston-based non-profit, is highlighting the importance

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Want control at the end of your life? Here’s what you need – PBS NewsHour


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Want control at the end of your life? Here's what you need
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Who determines what kind of care you want at the end of life, how your finances are handled, how your estate will be distributed? You do … but only IF you've prepared ahead of time. Below, we outline the types of documents that are needed to ensure

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Viewers respond to report on movement encouraging end-of-life discussions – PBS NewsHour


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Viewers respond to report on movement encouraging end-of-life discussions
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Last week's segment about “The Conversation Project” prompted overwhelming response in support of end-of-life discussions. Bonnie Lofton commented: My doctor and I have had this discussion. I am glad that I live in Oregon. When the time comes that the …

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5 things you should know about end-of-life conversations – PBS NewsHour


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5 things you should know about end-of-life conversations
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Try finishing the sentence 'What matters to me at the end of life is…' 3. You can broach the topic by saying things like “I was thinking about what happened to , and it made me realize…” or “I need to think about the future. Will you help me?” 4. You

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