Palliative care and euthanasia in terminally ill children

Even in this day and age, palliative care and euthanasia are still highly sensitive topics, much more so when it comes to terminally ill children. A study by researchers at the Dana Farber Cancer … [Read more...]

Palliative care for patients with advanced dementia

When we hear the words "terminal disease,“ we always think of cancer. “Terminal cancer” is a term that everybody has heard before. But have you ever heart of the term “terminal dementia?” According … [Read more...]

End-of-life care for pediatric cancer patients

Cancer is the leading disease that causes death to children ages 1 to 19. Over the last decades, the treatment of pain and the quality of end-of-life (EOL) care for children with cancer has improved. … [Read more...]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Hospice Care

This week, I am discussing hospice care. I've talked about what it is and isn't and what it does and does not do. In addition, yesterday, I discussed some of the myths and misconceptions of hospice … [Read more...]

Myths and Misconceptions About Hospice Care

The word "hospice"conjures up all kinds of pictures in peoples minds.  From halloween costumes and horror movies to more serious images; people are often afraid of hospice.  So, let's take a candid … [Read more...]

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