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Promote understanding and support of quality hospice and palliative care


End of Life Planning

Free Caregiver Handbook

Date April 28, 2014

The Institute for Palliative Care at CSU San Marcos has a free e-book for caregivers when you sign up for their quarterly newsletter. This is a terrific resource. To order the ebook or for more information, click… Read more

More Help in Developing End-of-Life Plans

Date February 28, 2013

US News and World Report has just published an article on developing your end-of-life… Read more

Talking About Hospice

Date February 27, 2013

60% of people say that making sure their family is not burdened by tough decisions is “extremely important.” 56% have not communicated their end-of-life wishes. One conversation can make all the difference. Visit The Conservation… Read more

How to Have “The Talk” Between Elderly Parents and Their Adult Children

Date July 26, 2011

Sheri Samotin, founder of LifeBridge Solutions, has suggestions for how to get elderly parents and their adult children to have “the talk.”  The most direct is simply to talk about your plans, and theirs, for aging and what documents are in… Read more

American Society of Clinical Oncology Urging More Candor with Cancer Patients and their Families

Date February 8, 2011

The American Society of Clinical Oncology is taking the lead in urging cancer specialists to talk to their patients about end-of life planning. They are also encouraging practitioners to focus on palliative care and symptom relief much sooner. The… Read more

Palliative Care is the future of care, says Sheehy

Date January 18, 2011

Gail Sheehy says that the term “end-of-life planning” has “become a political weapon, deliberately used to frighten people into believing their government is out to deny them life-extending treatment when bureaucrats decide they’re too old and… Read more

Baby boomers encouraged to have healthcare proxies and living wills.

Date January 18, 2011

Casey Dowd, Fox Business News writer, encourages baby boomers to have healthcare proxies and living wills.  He says the boomers “can-do” attitude has gotten them through this far, and will get them through the end of life.  “Will panels… Read more