Tag Archives: end of life care

Increased spiritual support may be linked to higher quality of life in cancer patients

This headline is likely not news to most of the readers of this blog — or likely to most people. We all seem to know intuitively that terminal diagnoses cause people to begin to think about spiritaul and eternal issues. … Continue reading

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What is wrong with end-of-life counseling in healthcare reform?

I was on a radio interview yesterday, where the interviewer asked, “So, what’s wrong with end-of-life counseling? I mean, isn’t it considered quality medicine for doctors to discuss these issues with their patients? More Information:

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Concerns about the end of life provisions in the healthcare bill

Sarah Palin is making headlines again, this time by expressing her views on the national debate over healthcare reform. In a Facebook blog entry, Palin wrote, “The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or … Continue reading

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Ironically, the most devout are the most likely to utilize death-to-the-end treatment

The New York Times reports, “Terminally ill cancer patients who drew comfort from religion were far more likely to seek aggressive, life-prolonging care in the week before they died than were less religious patients.” What does this story mean? More … Continue reading

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