• Cancer Treatment Options: A Time to Treat a Time to Let Go (Part 3)

    Cancer treatment options should include switching to comfort care. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has developed guidelines of when an oncologist should switch to comfort care. These guidelines have been developed according to type of cancer and options...

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  • Facing Our Own Mortality : Accepting That Our Life is Not as Long As We Want It To Be

    Facing our own mortality is never easy.  When we deal with an unexpected diagnosis of a disease that may cut our life short, we look to support and guidance from our physicians. Because of our fear of...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    Advance Directives: Making Your Wishes Known

    An advance directive is a legal document that allows you to make your medical/healthcare wishes known to your family, friends and medical personnel in the event you become unable to make decisions for yourself. (ex: stroke, coma,)...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    Pros and Cons of Feeding Tubes in the Elderly

    The pros and cons of feeding tubes in the elderly is a topic that comes up so often, I thought it was important that I take time to give my nurses perspective. This is a topic that...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    New: Role of An End of LIfe Care Advocate

    There is a growing trend in health care- the need for an end of life advocate, as known as the health care fiduciary.  As the trend for Death Cafe’s grows, and the population is aging, so does...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Dying to Know Straight Talk about Death and Dying? Visit a Death Cafe

    Dying to Know Straight Talk about Death and Dying? If you are like most people, you are not. Yet, there is a growing trend around the world where strangers are meeting in places to discuss end of life...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Advanced Directive: Making Your Wishes Known

    An advanced directive is a legal document that allows you to make your medical/healthcare wishes known to your family, friends and medical personnel in the event you become unable to make decisions for yourself. (ex: stroke, coma,)...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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