End of Life

A troubled life, a difficult death

Editor’s note: National Homelessness Awareness Week is November 10-18. Like many of our homeless patients, “Sarah” was a bundle of…

Being with Dying

Your most powerful message has nothing to do with words.

Managing end-of-life symptoms

Managing end-of-life symptoms

For patients nearing death, palliative care can enhance quality of life by easing pain and other symptoms, improving sleep, and reducing fatigue. Managing end-of-life symptoms

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Silence and Solace

“We think she’s gone,” he said. It was 6:20 p.m. I was walking down the hall on the med-surg unit,…
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Take Note – March 2008

Updated guidelines on end-of-life care To improve the quality of palliative end-of-life care, the American College of Physicians has revised…

When it’s my time to die

Failing to make our end-of-life wishes known to others can deny us and our loved ones important choices.

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