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Bajo la ley de muerte digna de Oregon, Charlie y Francie Emerick, casados durante 66 años y ambos con enfermedades terminales, decidieron morir el mismo día, tomados de la mano. Una de sus hijas grabó el video.
Dr. Charles Emerick and his wife, Francie, died together last spring after both being diagnosed with terminal illnesses. First, they let their daughter turn on the camera.
Muchos abuelitos se exponen a procedimientos que hacen más mal que bien, afectando su calidad de vida en el poco tiempo que les queda de vida.
Nearly 1 in 3 Medicare patients undergo an operation in their final year of life.
Listen and learn from this Kaiser Health News’ Facebook Live event. “Navigating Aging” columnist Judith Graham led a discussion about dementia, one of the most challenging chronic conditions for individuals and their families — which affects millions of American families.
Citing fears of losing federal funds, California is the latest state to require discharge of terminally ill residents from state veterans homes if they plan to end their lives with lethal drugs.
Una guía busca ayudar a los médicos a conversar con sus pacientes terminales sobre un tema crítico que no siempre se aborda de la mejor manera.
Clinicians can be so focused on fixing problems and saving lives that they often avoid talking to patients about their prognosis.
Will efforts to expand the practice to Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Hawaii succeed this year?
Experts provide tips for older patients and their caregivers to cope with the physical and mental declines associated with emergency room visits.
Vietnam veterans’ wartime experiences — and their lasting psychological toll — can make it harder to treat their physical and emotional pain as they approach death.
Pastor Gloria White-Hammond wants to get all 600 congregants to write down their end-of-life wishes and discuss them with their families.
Una enfermedad prolongada puede generar el duelo de un ser querido, mucho antes del fallecimiento. Consejos para sobrellevar esta etapa con menos dolor.
For those confronting the string of losses that accompany frailty or serious illness, experts offer salves.
Patients are often aggressively screened for cancer, even if they won’t live long enough to benefit.
Seniors are living longer and defying predictions of cognitive and functional decline. Wellness coaches guide them in setting goals for the year — whether physical, social, intellectual or spiritual.
Video advance directives enable people to speak directly to their families and physicians about their wishes for end-of-life care.
A vital tradition is gaining steam as more families use the holiday gathering to discuss and document advance-care plans.
Fewer than half of health care workers at a nonprofit Florida hospice had completed advance directives for end-of-life care.
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can say in advance if and when they want caregivers to stop offering food and fluids by hand.