July 12, 2019

Like planning for retirement, the rule should be “the earlier the better” when planning for end-of-life care (EoLC), writes Aditi Chincholi in 'The Philadelphia Enquirer'.

End-of-life care refers to the broad range of health-care services available to patients in their final hours, days, months, or years of advanced or incurable illness.

Although it may seem daunting, proper planning allows you to be intentional and in control during the final chapters of your...

September 14, 2018

After 55 years of marriage, 99-year-old Luther Younger is still deeply devoted to his wife, Waverlee, whom he calls his sweetest cup of tea.

Luther walks six miles and back every day in the heat, rain and snow to visit Waverlee in the hospital. 

Waverlee was diagnosed with a brain tumor nine years ago. With Waverlee in the hospital with pneumonia, Luther has made it a part of his daily routine to walk to her.

He could wait for his daughter Lutheta to give him a r...

October 23, 2017

Modern medicine had carried Dad’s body beyond what it could bear

October 13, 2017

Whatever be the living will, it would come into play only if a statutory medical board, after thorough examination of the patient, declares that s/he has slipped into a condition that would inevitably and irreversibly lead to end of life

October 10, 2017

Victoria’s proposed bill balances a compassionate outcome for those suffering at the end of their lives, and providing community protection through robust safeguards

October 10, 2017

Hospice is end-of-life care where focus shifts from medical interventions for cure to palliative care, a specialised team treating all physical and emotional symptoms causing distress

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