Links We Like: April 3, 2015

| By Meredith Ford

“Although experts say end-of-life care has improved in the U.S. since 1997, they note that more work needs to be done.” We agree we’d like to see changes in how end-of-life care is approached in our country, and we hope more studies and reports about the value of palliative care and advance healthcare planning will help spark this change. Read more: Thinking about the end: How the U.S. can improve end-of-life care

Speaking of making changes in end-of-life care, we read this article from NPR and appreciate Hawaii’s open-minded approach to care. Patients need to understand the choices available to them, and any tool that helps them understand should be part of the decision-making process. Read and listen: Videos on end-of-life choices ease tough conversation

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