Tag Archives: Health care

Book Review: “It’s OK to Die” by Monica Williams-Murphy and Kristian Murphy

Making difficult decisions about end of life care

“It’s OK to Die” was written by Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy, an emergency room physician, and her husband, Kristian Murphy. Dr. Williams-Murphy writes about how difficult it is to treat critically ill people who do not have advance directives. If the … Continue reading

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Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Survive Longer in Canada than in the U.S.

New research reveals startling survival gap between Canadians and Americans with genetic disease, raises questions about how to improve care

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported by Fox News shows that Canadians with cystic fibrosis live up to 10 years longer than Americans who have the same illness. The study, funded by the United States Cystic … Continue reading

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People with Developmental Disabilities Have Few Options When Caretakers Die

Many states lack the resources to help family caretakers

In the United States, most people who have serious developmental disabilities receive care from their loved ones at home. But when a caretaker dies, they often have no one to care for them. They typically go to an institution, where … Continue reading

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Outcomes Are Poor for Hospitalized Elderly Patients

Hospitalization makes many seniors more ill

In general, we think of hospitals as places that provide good outcomes. We arrive sick and in need of care, and we leave with improved health or quality of life. But when older adults enter the hospital, these good outcomes are … Continue reading

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How Does Reiki Help With Healing? An Interview with Jennifer Brinn, Part Two

A Reiki practitioner and trainer talks about using Reiki to help with death and bereavement

In this second part of our interview with Jennifer Brinn, the Master level Reiki practitioner discusses how she uses Reiki to facilitate healing and help clients have a peaceful and comfortable death. She also talks about using Reiki to comfort … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Good Death” by Ann Neumann

A journalist questions our laws and attitudes about end of life care

After Ann Neumann’s father died following a long illness, she felt lost. For more than a year, she traveled from city to city across the globe looking to fill the massive crater that her father’s death left. When she returned to the … Continue reading

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