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
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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


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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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Doctor to Start End-of-Life Practice in Berkeley as State Law Set to Take Effect – NBC Bay Area


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Doctor to Start End-of-Life Practice in Berkeley as State Law Set to Take Effect
NBC Bay Area
As California's right-to-die law goes into effect Thursday, a Berkeley-based doctor will open one of the first practices in the state that specializes in end-of-life options. "I think it's an important right for the patient to have at the end of their
A New Sort Of Consultant: Advising Doctors, Patients On California's Aid-In-Dying LawKaiser Health News
This Calif. physician is opening a practice specializing in right-to-die careBecker’s Hospital Review

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Letter: Make your end-of-life wishes known – The State


The State

Letter: Make your end-of-life wishes known
The State
Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to make your end-of-life wishes known in case you can't communicate them yourself, and empower a trusted family member or friend to speak for you. This person, or agent, should understand your …
Planning Your End-of-Life WishesKVRR
Although the conversation can be difficult, why officials say you should talk about end of life careWDAY

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State Senate Panel Rejects End-Of-Life Options Bill – Colorado Public Radio


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State Senate Panel Rejects End-Of-Life Options Bill
Colorado Public Radio
Emotional testimony lasted hours. Patricia James, a retired nurse, suffering from stage three lung cancer spoke in favor of the β€œEnd of Life Options Act.” β€œI know how lung cancer patients die. I don't want to die that way. I don't want to be gasping
Letter: It's time we talked about a right to end-of-life choicesSalt Lake Tribune

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Mixed reactions from local, state groups after passage of end-of-life act – Lodi News-Sentinel


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Mixed reactions from local, state groups after passage of end-of-life act
Lodi News-Sentinel
On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the End of Life Option Act, a state Assembly bill that legalizes physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill Californians with less than six months to live. β€œIn the end, I was left to reflect on what I
California voters overwhelmingly support end-of-life law, poll findsLos Angeles Times
Signing of end-of-life-option act a major step in improving careSan Francisco Chronicle (subscription)
Conflicted Gov. Jerry Brown Signs End of Life Option ActKTLA
Monterey County Herald –Malibu Times –Contra Costa Times
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End Of Life Act Passes California State Assembly, Moves To Senate – KHTS Radio


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End Of Life Act Passes California State Assembly, Moves To Senate
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… SB-128, in June. The authors face a deadline of Friday, September 11 to pass ABX2-15. Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, voted against the bill in Wednesday's session. Senator Sharon Runner, R-Antelope Valley, says she is against the End of
'End of Life Options Act' Gets Assembly Floor VoteFrontiers Media (blog)
State Assembly Passes the End of Life Option ActKOGO

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