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The Messenger: Doctors and End-of-Life Conversations

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

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Dying Isn’t Fighting Death

How the words "fighting" and "surviving" can make caregivers and patients feel guilty

How do you describe someone who is lying in a hospital bed, dying? Chances are you’ve heard a nurse, a relative or a close friend tell you that the person is “fighting death.” You might even say it yourself. People with … Continue reading

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