The following is a list of articles we see fit to share, on topics around end-of-life choices, and end-of-life care.
A physician discusses the value of hospice (August 28, 2023)
“I tried to explain that hospice care could help his wife stay at home — which had been her goal — with the tools to manage her symptoms as they worsened. I tried to explain that this was not about “giving up,” but about maximizing the quality of the time that she had. There was so little that we could do for her in the hospital, ultimately. But all he could hear was a word that made him think of endings and loss.”
President Carter is on hospice care, but what is it? Our medical analyst explains
How to Make Doctors Think About Death
End-of-life treatment guidelines would help families, physicians and nurses confront the inevitable with care and compassion.
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)
Below are several in-depth resources pertaining to VSED.
- Overview of VSED written by Judith K. Schwarz, PhD, RN
- Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Legal Treatment Option at the End of Life, by Thaddeus Mason Pope.
- Dying Wish: a documentary about hospice patient Dr. Michael Miller who chooses to voluntarily stop eating and drinking.