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Cancer Treatment Side Effects: There is a Time to Treat and...

Palliative cancer treatment side effects can be difficult to endure for many patients. I feel that patients need to be armed with facts and...

Cancer Treatment Options: A Time to Treat a Time to Let...

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...

JAMA Network Studies Address Rational Suicide As Part of End of...

The debate is brewing. Is rational suicide really rational? What does rational suicide mean? The definition in simple terms :  "the concept that suicide is...

What Does it Mean When a Person With Dementia Goes on...

I want to preface this column by saying that hospice programs are a blessing for people with dementia in numerous ways. My intention in...

Facing Our Own Mortality : Accepting That Our Life is Not...

Facing our own mortality is never easy.  When we deal with an unexpected diagnosis of a disease that may cut our life short, we...

Dying Is a Part of Living

We are all born to die, that is a fact that none of us can change. The bible says that man can live for...

The Benefits of Planning For a Funeral in Advance

I never thought I would be writing about the benefits of planning for a funeral in advance. My heart-sister's neighbor battled cancer for 6 years....

Dying to Know Straight Talk about Death and Dying? Visit a...

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...

Health Care Proxy-Should We Place a Lot of Importance on It?

What is a health care proxy or durable power of attorney for health care? A health care proxy... or durable power of attorney... is a person...

End of Life Planning: Include Funeral Arrangements

End of Life Planning should include creating a funeral arrangements document Funeral arrangements can be hard to think about This is a very difficult topic for...