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Palliative Care (INACTIVE)

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  • Nonmedical hospice in Hampton provides end-of-life comfort

    Nonmedical hospice in Hampton provides end-of-life comfort
    The sun inched towards the horizon setting the sky ablaze in ribbons of pink and orange above the waters of Hampton Roads before slowly slipping out of sight. As she soaked up the view from the fifth floor suite at The Chamberlin on Fort Monroe, Eva...
  • Assisted suicide prosecution in Schuylkill County faces compelling challenge

    The Schuylkill County criminal case against a woman charged with assisting a suicide keeps getting stickier. Barbara Mancini, a registered nurse living in Philadelphia, was in Pottsville to care for her dying father at his home and gave him, at his...
  • Intensive care treatment is often futile and costly, study finds

    Intensive care treatment is often futile and costly, study finds
    Nearly 1 in 5 patients in a hospital's intensive care unit gets care and treatment judged by the physician in charge to be ineffective, needlessly aggressive or pointless given the patient's dire state, a new study says. And the financial costs of that...
  • Oak Park man charged in June fatal shooting

    Oak Park man charged in June fatal shooting
    A Cook County judge denied bail Saturday for an Oak Park man accused of fatally shooting another man in June in the Austin neighborhood. Craig Bryan, of the 400 block of West Washington Boulevard in the west suburb, was arrested Friday afternoon in...
  • Bring back the 'death panel' bill

    Bring back the 'death panel' bill
    Probably nothing causes members of Congress more unease than having to talk about death. It’s only been four years since healthcare reform became more about whether President Obama wanted to throw mama from a train via “death panels”...
  • Bereavement camp helps children cope with death

    Bereavement camp helps children cope with death
    Since the deaths of three close relatives in the past three years, 8-year-old Taylor Green has had her rough moments. Sometimes, she has acted withdrawn, sadder than usual or standoffish. Taylor's mother, unsure how to help, sent the girl to a children'...
  • Aiding suicide charge in Pottsville does not seem to square with court ruling

    Aiding suicide charge in Pottsville does not seem to square with court ruling
    The aspirin tablets in the bottle were of various colors and the little boy thought they were candy, so he helped himself. When I saw the empty bottle I called the base hospital at Beale Air Force Base in California, where I was stationed, and was...
  • A transcendent perch in the Silver Lake Hills

    A transcendent perch in the Silver Lake Hills
    Every house is a reflection of its owner. Some owners are just a bit more complicated than others. Tim Tattu is still settling into his new house, designed by Los Angeles architect Tom Marble in the steep hills overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir. It is...
  • LVH honors 34 at its Friends of Nursing celebration

     
    Thirty four clinicians and seven care teams recently received awards at Lehigh Valley Health Network's Friends of Nursing Celebration. The program was attended by more than 725 colleagues and community members at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The awards are...
  • Commentary: City's treatment of marijuana clinics uneven

    I was amazed to hear a car recently crashed into a medical marijuana dispensary on 19th Street ("Driver held after SUV crashes into dispensary," July 4). The amazing part of this story is that in October 2011 the City Council of Costa Mesa called in the...
  • Virginia group working on end-of-life planning for terminal patients

    Virginia group working on end-of-life planning for terminal patients
    At age 87, Stanley R. Ballou Jr. had multiple medical conditions and required nursing home care. He endured several infections and associated emergency hospitalizations. "Each time he lost a little more ground. There were more and more heroics on each...
  • Talk about your medical wishes in advance, Virginia medics urge

    Talk about your medical wishes in advance, Virginia medics urge
    The new emphasis on patient-centered care, prompted by the Affordable Care Act, is having a spill-over effect. More and more people are documenting what type of medical care they want and don't want through advance directives. "I call them life-planning...