Tag: Hospice

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    “Deeply listening to what it is they’re saying.” That, says young hospice chaplain Kerry Egan, is the most important gift she offers to the dying patients she ministers to in New Bedford, Massachusetts. More

    April 27, 2012 | Comments

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    “The whole system is greased to pay hospitals and others for expensive things people might not even want” at the end of life, says Dr. Lachlan Forrow, director of ethics and palliative care at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. More

    October 14, 2011 | Comments

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    Working with the Circle of Life Children’s Center, a pediatrician affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey offers compassionate care to seriously ill children and their families. More

    May 27, 2011 | Comments

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    If you’re homeless in Washington, D.C. and sick, perhaps close to dying, and you end up in a city shelter, the people who work there might telephone a place called Joseph’s House and ask if they can take you in.

    November 24, 2006 | Comments

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    A Florida program called “Hospice of the Sun Coast” pairs high school volunteers with hospice patients, and in the process the teens say they “walk away with a lesson in life.” More

    February 21, 2003 | Comments

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    A new report from the Institute of Medicine, which advises the government on health policy, calls on the U.S. to do far more than is now being done to relieve the suffering of dying children and their families. Doctors and families face a dilemma in trying to choose between painful treatment that is unlikely to work and palliative care to make possible a so-called “good death.” More

    September 7, 2001 | Comments