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Stories tagged: End of life care


A power of attorney for health care document can help ease end of life

Simply telling the doctor to stop does not absolve them of their responsibility to treat the patient. And some juries may just find that not doing everything possible to prolong …


Dr. Zorba Paster: End-of-life issues can be tricky to navigate

My mom died of Alzheimer’s back in 1981. You can imagine what it was like, but imagining is different from living through it.


Editorial: Medicare reimbursement for end-of-life planning long overdue

It’s perhaps fitting that in the same week Sarah Palin shut down her subscriber-based online channel, Medicare announced it will reimburse health care providers for talking with patients about what …


Value judgments

At 26, Cara Hernandez has her untimely death about as well-planned as it can be. It’s all in her advance directive, instructions for family and doctors to follow if an …