Who Will Care for the Caregivers? “Some 40 million Americans give daily help to a parent, grandparent, relative or neighbor, assisting with basic things like dressing, bathing, cooking, medications or transportation…there’s more we medical professionals can do to improve the way we engage, support and educate them.”
How Can We Prepare For A Graceful Death? About BJ Miller’s TED TALK : At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients.
After a Cancer Diagnosis, Reversing Roles With My Mother After Cancer Diagnosis : “I’d become my mother’s travel guide in this new country of illness.”
VIEWPOINT: ‘Allow Natural Death’ vs. ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ In this article from the American Journal of Nursing, Jo Stecher explores her own personal emotional responses to signing a “Do Not Resuscitate” order for her mother and presents an argument for changing the language to “Allow Natural Death” (AND), including how AND reflects an end-of-life philosophy of providing comfort…
Family Perspective: Alzheimers In this video from the fall 2016 Palliative Care Institute seminar, Death Happens: Let’s Talk About Your Choices, Josselyn Winslow tells the story of some of the challenges she faced in choosing when to stop interventions for her mother, who had late stage Alzheimers.