As a doctor who cares for the dying, I know that direct-care aides are invaluable to patients and their families. We need to honor the work they do.
Time-limited trials offer I.C.U. patients and their families a sense of empowerment in the face of low odds.
Occupations in the industry are increasingly in demand because of an aging population and longer life spans.
For some, the decision to die is more complicated than a wish to reduce pain.
Nursing homes, one of the most restricted settings in America during the pandemic, are allowing visitors again. But opening the doors has brought new complications.
He got out for good by (almost) dying.
Ms. Houser was a karaoke enthusiast and “pop culture ninja,” her husband said. She died of the coronavirus.
A palliative care doctor on finding a “good death” for children in the worst situations.
As a hospice chaplain, I know that the path through grief is mourning. Music can meet us on the path and help us keep walking.
Sobering statistics for older patients sharpen the need to draw up advanced directives for treatment and share them with their families.