Tag Archives: Life-limiting illness

Why Does Earlier Hospice Care Improve the End of Life?

Palliative care professionals believe terminally ill people wait too long to sign up for hospice

A study performed by the Yale School of Medicine suggests that receiving hospice care earlier in your disease process can improve the quality of the end of your life. Right now, many people are admitted to hospice within a few … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Life After the Diagnosis” by Dr. Steven Z. Pantilat

A palliative care physician offers practical advice to people living with a serious illness and their loved ones

Dr. Steven Pantilat’s “Life After the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers” is a wonderful resource for individuals and families struggling to cope with life-limiting illness. Written in easy-to-understand layman’s terms, the book … Continue reading

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You Don’t Need to be Brave

A cancer survivor reminds us that courage is no protection against terminal illness

I just read a wonderful story in the July 21, 2017, issue of Time. Written by cancer survivor Josh Friedman, it’s about an ordinary man who got a cancer diagnosis and didn’t take it particularly well. In fact, his behavior … Continue reading

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Who Cares for the Caregivers?

Millions of family caregivers across the United States feel abandoned and alone

“There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” ~Rosalynn Carter The number of people in the United … Continue reading

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