The Boston Globe – by The Editorial Board THE NEWS EARLIER THIS month that Medicare plans to reimburse doctors for conversations with patients about medical treatment at the end of life represents an important step forward for public policy in health care. It also signals a welcome shift to a more open attitude toward a subject most people would rather avoid. In short, the agency is proposing to support open …Read More
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Watch this inspiring video to learn more about the importance of advance care planning and how the National Healthcare Decisions Day is promoting the Speak Up campaign. Watch the brief the video and think about “who will speak for you?”. Click here to find more information about National Healthcare Decisions Day.
One of the repeated themes over the past year has been the lack of knowledge, comfort and communication skills that physicians and health care professionals face with their patients at end of life. The University of New England is doing something about this by immersing medical students into hospice and palliative care programs. According to the article, “…the pilot Hospice Immersion Project provided unique exposure to end-of-life care in a …Read More
Ellen Goodman talks at TEDx Boston about The Conversation Project. What makes a good death? What may be considered a hard death? Watch video to hear more…