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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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The High Cost of Dying Without Insurance

Dying without insurance is a painful prospect for up to 28 million Americans

According to an article published by The Nation this past summer, approximately 28 million uninsured Americans face the prospect of dying painfully, without the medication or other social supports accessible to those who have health insurance. Primarily made up of … Continue reading

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Where Do You Find Medicare Resources for Your End-Of-Life Care? An Interview with Pat Macholl, Part Two

Medicare counseling helps patients get the most out of their benefits

Today, in the second part of a two-part interview, SevenPonds spoke with Pat Macholl, a volunteer counselor with Legal Assistance for Seniors/Alameda HICAP. Her San Francisco-based office helps clients learn how to navigate their healthcare benefits through Medicare. Macholl teaches people … Continue reading

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Interview with Teri Rose from George Mark Children’s House

The Facility is a Place Where a Family Can Just 'Be a Family' in the Face of Terminal Illness

George Mark Children’s House is a non-profit organization based in San Leandro, California, and the first freestanding pediatric palliative care center to open in the United Statesl. The facility has been a leader in the pediatric palliative care movement since its inception … Continue reading

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What is Geriatric Consultation and In-Home Assessment? An Interview with Mary Hulme

Mary Hulme on how understanding, education and communication elevate geriatric care

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Mary Hulme of Moonstone Geriatrics. Mary is a San Francisco native who “packed up her 1966 Mustang and headed to the University of California, Santa Cruz [to] receive her BA in Psychology”. When she returned to … Continue reading

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Twitter Chats on End of Life and Health Care

Chat with end-of-life professionals and peers through your favorite social network!

Want a chance to talk with health care and end-of-life professionals and peers from the comfort of your own home? We’ve compiled the list below of Twitter chats on a variety of health care and end-of-life topics. Through these regularly-scheduled … Continue reading

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