Category Archives: Blogs

When Your Loved One Is Ready for Hospice Care – and You Aren’t

February 1st, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Many painful emotional issues face family members and friends when a loved one becomes terminally ill. These include communicating the…

How to Talk to Your Children about End-of-Life Care

January 27th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Blogs, Stories | No Comments

This period of time can be uncomfortable for all – which is why many families choose not to have the…

Are Doctors Ready To Talk About End-Of-Life Care?

December 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Blogs, Stories | No Comments

About to board a flight back to his district, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., is downright effusive, calling a health care…

A Palliative Care Fellow’s Perspective on Physician-Assisted Death

December 10th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Blogs, Stories | No Comments

I’ll be honest. When I started my fellowship in palliative care 4 short months ago, I had not seriously considered…

Impact of Early Palliative Care Varies Depending on Patient Age, Gender

December 2nd, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Blogs, Stories | No Comments

A recent study examined the impact of early palliative care (EPC) on quality of life for patients with advanced cancer….

Hospice or palliative care volunteers find work rewarding

November 30th, 2015 | Tags: , | Posted in Articles, Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Bill Brunstad was interested in becoming a hospice volunteer for years. He read a book about the highs and lows…

Geripal: The Long Term Care Insurance Con Game

September 22nd, 2014 | Tags: | Posted in Blogs, Uncategorized | No Comments

“You are getting older, and are concerned about the costs of nursing homes and long term care.  So, you decide…

Geripal Blog: The Shortsighted Argument in Limiting Hospice Access

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Description:  It feels like every passing day brings with it more news of an aggressive campaign to reign in the…

CancerDoc Blog: “Denmark”

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Description:  Saturday, March 20, 2010″Denmark” R.N. just died. She was my first breast cancer patient out of fellowship and training….

New Health Dialogue Blog: Dying Well Beats Dying Badly. And Expensively

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Stories | No Comments

Description:  This post from Joanne Kenen on November 20, 2009 reviews some recent news in palliative care including NPR’s report…