State offers end-of-life training – Thehour.com


Thehour.com

State offers end-of-life training
Thehour.com
Because of the importance of end-of-life decisions, the Western Connecticut Health Network had already come up with a process of documenting patients' preferences. When patients come into the network, which includes Norwalk, Danbury and New Milford …

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State program gives end-of-life patients right to choose care options – CT Post


CT Post

State program gives end-of-life patients right to choose care options
CT Post
The State Department of Public Health has launched a statewide program called Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, which gives patients approaching the end stage of a serious illness or who are in a condition of chronic progressive frailty the

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‘End of life as we know it’: With DACA ending, Washington state Dreamer prepares for fight – The Seattle Times


The Seattle Times

'End of life as we know it': With DACA ending, Washington state Dreamer prepares for fight
The Seattle Times
Paúl Quiñonez Figueroa is a DACA recipient who lives in Seattle and works for a Washington state lawmaker. The Gonzaga University graduate came to the U.S. when he was 7, and has sought to be “the best I could be.” (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times).

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Many Avoid End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds – Boise State Public Radio


Boise State Public Radio

Many Avoid End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds
Boise State Public Radio
"At the moment, I'm very healthy," Morrison says. If he were to become ill or have a serious accident, he'd want to weigh life-saving interventions against the quality of life he could expect afterwards. "If it were an end-of-life scenario, I don't
NHPCO Staff | National Hospice and Palliative Care OrganizationNational Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Katherine Rinaldi Courtright, MD | LDIUniversity of Pennsylvania
Approximately One In Three US Adults Completes Any Type Of Advance Directive For End-Of-Life Care – Health AffairsHealth Affairs

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End-of-life care must be backed by state resources – Financial Times


Financial Times

End-of-life care must be backed by state resources
Financial Times
Surely we should be countenancing such a change only if the state is willing to ensure that sufficient resources are available for caring end-of-life care for everyone. There is more than enough evidence that this is not the case. Adequate care would

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Patients nearing end of life receptive to having cholesterol medicine ‘deprescribed’ Oregon State University – EurekAlert (press release)

Patients nearing end of life receptive to having cholesterol medicine 'deprescribed' Oregon State University
EurekAlert (press release)
PORTLAND, Ore. – New research suggests patients nearing the end of their lives because of a "life-limiting illness" such as cancer or heart disease may not feel medically abandoned if their doctor wants to take them off the statins that control their

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Compassionate competence key for long-term, end-of-life, hospice care award winner – Lansing State Journal


Lansing State Journal

Compassionate competence key for long-term, end-of-life, hospice care award winner
Lansing State Journal
Upon visiting Helping Hands Respite Care in East Lansing, one might find Jane Rogers busy doing any number of things. The registered nurse in the adult day services program fills the roles of nurse, social worker, care provider, nutritionist

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Yaw introduces end-of-life, opioid bills in state Senate – Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Yaw introduces end-of-life, opioid bills in state Senate
Williamsport Sun-Gazette
State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, recently introduced two bills for his fellow lawmakers to consider. One deals with the fight against opioid addiction and the other seeks to allow patients more control in their end-of-life care. Encouragement

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Care received at end of life varies drastically by state – Science Daily

Care received at end of life varies drastically by state
Science Daily
People with serious illness or frailty in Oregon are more likely to have their end-of-life care wishes honored, and, consequently, less likely to be hospitalized and more likely to use home hospice services compared with Washington state and the rest

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Putnam: Making the right end-of-life decisions for pets not easy – Lansing State Journal


Lansing State Journal

Putnam: Making the right end-of-life decisions for pets not easy
Lansing State Journal
A Delta Township woman who regrets euthanizing her cat is angry at Michigan State University's veterinary clinic for what she described as continued pressure to end her pet's life. Though a veterinary hospital official said it's an unusual accusation

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