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Tag Archives: End-of-life Decisions
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
Medicare Now Offering Some Patients at Select Hospices the Option of Receiving Palliative and Curative Care Concurrently
With the new end-of-life care pilot program, “Medicare Care Choices Model,” one could die in peace rather than suffer through overly aggressive treatments.
Medicare recently announced that 141 hospices will be allowed to have its patients participate in receiving both palliative and curative care simultaneously as part of a new initiative. This new initiative, the “Medicare Care Choices Model,” plans to evaluate whether … Continue reading
The Pulitzer Prize winning novel about life, death, and memory
It begins, “George Washington Crosby began to hallucinate eight days before he died.” From there, we enter a beautiful, chaotic world that spans generations. Paul Harding creates a web of characters that compliment one another while illuminating life’s most profound … Continue reading