An analysis by Kaiser Health News of 20,000 government inspection records revealed that missed visits and neglect are common for patients dying at home. Families across the country have called for help in times of crisis and been met with…
By JoNel Aleccia, Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News
A critical care physician says "nudges" can help those with serious illnesses make sound decisions at a time of great emotional and physical complexity.
By Bob Tedeschi, STAT
Doctors have a tough time being frank with patients who are dying. So they're stepping into simulators to practice telling patients the unvarnished truth.
By Max Blau, STAT
Federal program paid $16 million in first six months of 2016 to counsel 223,000 patients about treatment preferences in their last days.
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
By PBS NewsHour
By age 36, neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi had earned five degrees across various fields and was at the end of a residency at Stanford. Then he was diagnosed with lung cancer, a disease that killed him 22 months later. Facing death,…
By Michael J. Mishak, Associated Press
Jeb Bush's effort to stop Michael Schiavo from removing his brain-damaged wife's feeding tube was a defining moment of Bush's time in office. Bush, a devout Catholic, sided with Terri Schiavo's parents in the end-of-life dispute and reached for unprecedented…
NewsHour analyst Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, moderated a Miller Center of Public Affairs debate on the ethics of rationing end-of-life health care after the issue gained prominence in the health care reform discussions. Here's an excerpt:…
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