Where People Think About End of Life Issues the Most

Americans in the Midwest and Northeast think the most about end of life issues, while westerners appear to be less concerned, according to a new survey from Bestow, Inc., a life insurance company based in Dallas, Texas. Less than three in ten Americans have living wills and less than four in ten have some form…

Education Helps Nurses Hold End of Life Talks with Cancer Patients

Education about how to hold end of life discussions with advanced cancer patients may help those patients make more informed decisions about their own health care, according to a new study presented at the 2018 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Annual Congress. While the evidence indicates patients who are well-informed about their health prognosis make better…

‘Aggressive’ New Advance Directive Would Let Dementia Patients Refuse Food

By JoNel Aleccia Republished from Kaiser Health News Treading into ethically and legally uncertain territory, a New York end-of-life agency has approved a new document that lets people stipulate in advance that they don’t want food or water if they develop severe dementia. The directive, finalized this month by the board for End Of Life Choices New…