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Many Hospice Workers Lack Their Own End-of-Life Directives November 16, 2017

Many May Get Hospice Care Too Late September 12, 2017

Study suggests that most end-of-life care occurs in final 2 weeks

Do Blacks, Hispanics Get Low Quality Hospice Care? July 05, 2017

Caregiver survey finds disparities between minority and white patients

'No One Dies Alone' Program Offers Comfort at Life's End March 14, 2017

For patients without loved ones, volunteers fill in when death approaches

Terminally Ill Obese People Less Likely to Get Hospice Care February 06, 2017

And those who did get end-of-life services had fewer days than slimmer patients, study finds

Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices February 06, 2017

Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients October 10, 2016

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

Doctor-Assisted Deaths Didn't Soar After Legalization July 05, 2016

Loss of independence, not pain, is the main driver, study finds

Video May Aid End-of-Life Decision-Making June 30, 2016

Brief film helped heart failure patients understand their options, study says

Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care June 27, 2016

Cancer and dementia patients get more access to palliative care, VA study finds

Useless Treatments Common in Young, Terminal Cancer Patients June 06, 2016

3 in 4 get aggressive therapies with painful side effects in last months of their lives, study finds

Early Palliative Care Seems to Help Caregivers, Too May 18, 2016

Such programs improve quality of life for folks caring for terminal cancer patients, study finds

Cancer Patients Who Choose to Die at Home Live Longer: Study March 28, 2016

They and their families should make choice based on preference, researchers say

Many in Hospice Don't Get Medical Visit in Last 2 Days of Life: Study February 08, 2016

Findings led to an increase in Medicare payments to improve care, researchers say

Terminal Cancer Patients in U.S. Less Likely to Die in Hospitals January 19, 2016

Study compares end-of-life practices in seven countries

Doctors Choose Less Aggressive Care at End of Life, Studies Reveal January 19, 2016

Findings suggest they understand limits of modern medicine better than the patients they treat do

Families Say Hospice Better Than Hospital for Dying Cancer Patients January 19, 2016

Doctors need to heed preferences of patients, prepare for end of life sooner, experts say

Families of Critically Ill Patients Need Extra Support, Too December 31, 2015

Tips for coping when a loved one is in the ICU

End-of-Life Talk Often Comes Too Late for Blood Cancer Patients December 21, 2015

Study found most lymphoma, leukemia specialists don't discuss hospice care until death is imminent

Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds October 09, 2015

Patients and loved ones found greater comfort spending final days together in familiar place

No Change in Number of 'Living Wills' by U.S. Cancer Patients: Study July 09, 2015

A second study finds many younger cancer patients still receive treatment, even as they near death

Doctors Can Influence End-of-Life Care June 08, 2015

Terminally ill patients of physicians who frequently refer to hospice more likely to choose it, study says

Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse May 26, 2015

Study suggests improved coping for those whose loved ones had end-of-life care

Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost May 06, 2015

Spending increased about $6,800 for those getting end-of-life comfort care, study says

Researchers Identify 8 Signs of Impending Death February 09, 2015

Findings could help families prepare and aid in end-of-life care choices

Many Americans Face Pain, Depression in Their Final Year February 02, 2015

Study finds significant increase in symptoms, despite efforts to improve end-of-life care

Cancer Patients in Hospice Face Less Aggressive Treatment: Study November 11, 2014

More health care strategies and costs seen for non-hospice patients at end of life

Many Americans May Get Hospice Care Too Late November 03, 2014

A third die within a week of beginning palliative care, experts say

End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient Priorities November 03, 2014

Care preferences, prognosis, values, fears important to the ill and their family

Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment October 15, 2014

They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds

Choosing Hospice Care Isn't Always Easy July 07, 2014

Best time to check out options is before you need them, suggests expert

Many With Heart Failure Aren't Told About End-of-Life Care: Study June 04, 2014

Survey found nearly a third of health-care providers lacked confidence to discuss the topic with patients