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Geripal Blog: Advance Care Planning: A Paradigm Shift
What is the purpose of Advance Care Planning? I have been taught to view the goal as helping...
Geripal Blog: Length of Stay in Nursing Homes at the End of Life
One out of every four of us will die while residing in a nursing home. For most of us, that stay...
"I Grieve" - Peter Gabriel
  The grieving process is incredibly important for anyone trying to cope with and understand...
Pain Relief: A Human Right
The attached PDF is about pain management in developing countries and the underlying human right...
Geripal Blog: Atul Gawande New Yorker Article "Letting Go"
I want to draw people's attention to a fantastic new piece in the New Yorker by Atul Gawande titled...
Letting Go: What Should Medicine Do When it Can't Save Your Life? (From The New Yorker)
This recent article in the New Yorker by Atul Gawande has generated a lot of interest and response...
The Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards 2010
Enjoy this short video produced by the Hastings Center, featuring interviews with the 2010 Hastings...
The Urban Zen Foundation
This organization was just recommended to me and is a vision and project of fashion designer, Donna...
Geripal Blog: The breadth of life-sustaining treatment
In a recent story in the New York Times, Katy Butler described her parents' experiences with...
Dying with Dignity
This article by Dr. Ira Byock is from the March/April Hastings Center Report.  Dr. Byock...