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. 

In this video from the fall 2016 Palliative Care Institute seminar – Death Happens: Let’s Talk About Your Choices, Grace Wang tells the story of her husband Ethan’s decision to choose Death with Dignity. Ethan Remmel, was an Associate Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University.  He wrote a moving and powerful blog, Living While Dying, for Psychology Today…