Better Preparation Could Improve the Quality of Death--and Life--for Terminal Patients

Terminally ill patients in the U.S. these days face expensive care and prolonged declines. And many hospitals lack a designated palliative care team, which focuses on patient comfort at any point in the life cycle but becomes more critical at the end. In terms of care, the solution to our medical system's woes might be as simple as a conversation about how we die. ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Pamela Hogle - Jul 9, 2012 - 10:08 PM PDT
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