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Survey Reveals People are Filling Out Advance Directives

The importance of having a conversation about end-of-life care with loved ones and physicians offers little room for dispute, however, getting your wishes in writing is also very important. According to the article,”…¬†as of 2010, 72 percent of Americans age 60 and older now have some type of advance directive in place, up from 47 percent just 10 years earlier.” Read the story about Dominic and how his wishes were …Read More

Medical Students Exposed to Hospice End-of-Life Care

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