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What Is A Coroner And What Does Their Work Entail?:An interview with Ken Holmes, former Coroner for Marin County, California, Part One
Book Review: “I Miss You” by Pat Thomas:Easy-to-understand information about death for children
Song About Loss: “Ordinary World,” by Duran Duran:Duran Duran's hit single details the intricate grieving process
Tag Archives: End-of-life care
How can healthcare professionals learn to better communicate about end-of-life issues with terminal patients?
How do you tell someone that they’re dying? Telling someone they have a terminal illness is a regular part of the job for some doctors. Yet, the folks behind the Alive Institute initiative believe that many healthcare professionals aren’t adequately … Continue reading
Many older people are prescribed ten-plus medications during their last months of life
A new study published in The American Journal of Medicine finds that older adults often receive numerous medications of questionable benefit in their final months of life. Previous estimates have shown that between 25 and 40 percent of people aged … Continue reading
A small study finds conflicting opinions between doctors and their patients
According to a recent study, the majority of cancer patients believe they will live longer than their estimated prognosis. Researchers found that many patients remain optimistic about their survival chances even after their doctors give them a poor prognosis. Professors at … Continue reading
An interview with Dr. Jessica Nutik-Zitter, Part Two
Today SevenPonds concludes our interview with Dr. Jessica Nutik-Zitter, M.D. Dr. Zitter is a board certified specialist in both critical care and hospice and palliative medicine and an attending physician in the intensive care unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland, … Continue reading