Monthly Archives: April 2017


April 2017

Hospice, Palliative Care Aim To Ease Suffering

By | April 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Americans often confuse hospice care, which precludes aggressive medical treatment and usually requires a prognosis of six months or less, and palliative care. The nub of the difference is that a palliative care team can be providing pain relief, psychological and spiritual support – even as another medical specialist is aggressively trying to cure or [...]

Study Suggests Doctors Overlook Effects Of Implanted Heart Defibrillators In Dying Patients

By | April 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Associated Press reports that heart defibrillators implanted in a patient's chest may disrupt a quiet death, but doctors and relatives of people dying of non-heart related diseases often don't consider that issue. "It's not unusual for health professionals to avoid the topic, says Dr. Nathan Goldstein of New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center. His research, published in [...]