Palliative Care

Don’t Hesitate to Celebrate

By Margaret Pole Whenever I see or hear the term "celebration of life" used as a euphemism for a funeral ...
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Hospice And Palliative Care Medicine: Is It Losing Its Soul?

Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine (HPM) is a medical specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties since 2006 ...
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If Peter had received the proper care, would he still be with us?

Having a child die is a devastating experience for any family. Having a child die due to negligence, or discrimination ...
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HOMES OF LIFE ACROSS AMERICA: A New Pathway of Care for the Elderly, Sick, and Terminally Ill

By Ed and Nan Weber In 1992, we founded the Holy Family Ministry Center "for the Renewal and Restoration of ...
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Questions And Answers Regarding Assisted Nutrition And Hydration

By Chris Kahlenborn, MD The specific question of whether to place a stomach tube in a patient who has had ...
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Considering Some Consequences of Government-Sanctioned Assisted Suicide

A 2015 poll conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 68 percent of Americans favor decriminalizing physician-assisted suicide (PAS) ...
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Drug-induced murder: If only we had known

By KM In-home hospice care is extremely common today; yet this form of end-of-life care is often dangerous and deadly ...
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Just To See Him Smile

By Margaret Pole We generally accept the fact that meaningful ventures such as pursuing a vocation, sustaining ...
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Palliative Care: A Physician’s Perspective Informed by Christian Faith and Traditional Professionalism

Palliative care is both a new medical specialty and an approach to patient care that is much discussed today. It ...
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Activist promotes assisted suicide based on her decision to force her mother to continue medical treatment

Activist promotes assisted suicide based on her decision to force her mother to continue medical treatment by Alex Schadenberg, Executive ...
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Tips on bedside care

Learning how to care for your loved one without straining is important. There are many challenges to come in caring ...
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Persistent Vegetative State

A person's inability to satisfy our longing for response does not justify abandonment or imposed death Human beings are not ...
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Patient advocates put compassion into action

A patient may need someone he trusts by the bedside in order to feel secure enough to go to sleep. ...
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Patient advocates help provide essential care to patients

Who are near death, seriously or chronically ill, profoundly injured or disabled A seriously ill or profoundly physically or ...
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Questions and Answers: Critical Medical Decisions

Whether serious health issues develop gradually or suddenly, facing critical medical decisions creates the need for information on many unfamiliar ...
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Helping a Person Face Infirmity

"It is easier to be than to watch..." By LaRee Pickup I have earned a Ph.D. in grief at ...
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