Category Archives: Stories

‘It’s About Living Better’” Repositioning Palliative Care in Hematologic Cancer

February 25th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

The role of palliative care is widely misperceived as a strategy reserved for patients with limited options in advanced stages…

In Palliative Care, Comfort Is the Top Priority

February 17th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Posted in Articles, New York Times Health, Stories | No Comments

Last year, when an oncologist advised that Betty Chin might benefit frompalliative care, her son Kevin balked. Mrs. Chin, a…

End-Of-Life Care For Cancer Patients Can Help Bring More Value To Life

February 4th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

Today, on World Cancer Day, the goal is to raise awareness of the disease in order to hopefully prevent as…

A New Vision for Dreams of the Dying

February 2nd, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, New York Times Health, Stories | No Comments

One evening in the late fall, Lucien Majors, 84, sat at his kitchen table, his wife Jan by his side,…

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…

Hospice Care, Rather Than Aggressive Treatment, Found Better for End-of-Life

January 20th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories, Uncategorized | No Comments

Families may be more satisfied with end-of-life care for loved ones dying of cancer when treatment is focused on comfort…

In India, Dispensers of Balm Travel to Death’s Door

January 12th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, New York Times Health, Stories | No Comments

A white van coursed through narrow roads along the monsoon-soaked coastline of Kerala, a state in southwestern India. Inside, Radha…

Palliative care improves care quality, reduces costs for advanced cancer patients with comorbidities

January 7th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

Patients with incurable cancer and numerous other serious health conditions who consulted with a palliative care team within two days…

Blue Cross expands benefits for end-of-life care

January 4th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

The state’s largest health insurer this week will begin offering some of the newest and most comprehensive end-of-life benefits in…