Palliative Care is for Anyone with a Serious Illness, No Matter the Long-Term Outlook

Palliative Care is for Anyone with a Serious Illness, No Matter the Long-Term Outlook

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What’s the difference between palliative care and hospice care? ANSWER: People often confuse palliative…

POLST Orders Help Patients Advocate for Their End-of-Life Care

POLST Orders Help Patients Advocate for Their End-of-Life Care

My grandfather did not want to die. From hospital to home, back to hospital and finally to hospice, he angrily…

Videos can help you make end-of-life care choices

Videos can help you make end-of-life care choices

By Christopher J. Gearon, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report Physicians are often uncomfortable discussing end-of-life care options with terminally ill patients. Even…

End-of-Life Care:  The Conversation That Can’t Wait

End-of-Life Care: The Conversation That Can’t Wait

By Heidi Lading Kiec Winston Churchill once said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is…

Critical Questions: When is it time to consider palliative or hospice care?

Critical Questions: When is it time to consider palliative or hospice care?

By Karen Schwartz Dr. Gordon Wood, assistant medical director at Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter and director of palliative medicine…