Links We Like: August 26, 2016

| By Meredith Ford

The Washington Post makes our list again this week with a great article about how often, our decisions about end-of-life care are really just a series of small decisions that accumulate over time. Read more: Mission creep doesn’t benefit patients at the end of life  The next article is kind of a fun piece, but […]

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Links We Like: August 18, 2016

| By Meredith Ford

This week’s news articles all emphasized one theme: the need for individuals to consider what they want for end-of-life care. The first article was in the Washington Post, and it was a very honest and well-written essay by a doctor. It shows that doctors are only human, too, and they don’t want to discuss death […]

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Links We Like: August 4, 2016

| By Meredith Ford

We found two really great articles this week: one about letter writing and reminiscing at end of life and the other about grief. It’s natural for people to reflect at the end of their life about the lives they’ve lived, and often, people have messages they need to give to their loved ones. That’s why we […]

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Links We Like: July 29, 2016

| By Meredith Ford

Happy Friday. We can’t wait to tug at your heartstrings this week. The first are family caregiver stories from Asian-Americans. The stories of sacrifice and care and love will warm your heart. The love of family clearly drive these caregivers through some pretty challenging responsibilities. Watch more: AARP Film Features Caregiving Stories of Asian Americans […]

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Links We Like: July 22, 2016

| By Meredith Ford

Happy Friday, readers! We’ve got another couple articles to share with you this week, one about advance planning and the other about hospice care misconceptions. The first article is about an option for educating patients about advance care planning and informing them about care options for those plans. It’s not the first time we’ve read about […]

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Links We Like: July 15, 2016

| By Meredith Ford

The first article we’re sharing today is about what it means to have a good death. The dying experience is unique to each individual, but we know there are some qualities that overlap for many people. The article summarizes a new study about the qualities of a good death. Read more: The 11 Qualities of […]

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