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Quality of life at the end of life

Our Top Stories Of 2016

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org

Happy New Year from Life Matters Media! Here’s Our 10 Most Popular Stories

1: Fewer Dementia Patients In Nursing Homes Receive Feeding Tubes

2: Netflix Documentary Explores End Of Life-Decision-Making

3: Terminally Ill Teen Wants Thousands Of Birthday Cards

4: WATCH: Hospice Nurse’s Moving Rendition Of Adele’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’

5: ‘Extremis’: An Unforgiving Look At Death In America

6: Italian Police Find Lonely Couple Crying, Decide To Make Them Spaghetti Dinner

7: JAMA Perspective Critical Of POLST

8: Hospice Nurse’s Facebook Video Goes Viral

9: Teen Accepts His Terminal Illness, And Thousands Of Birthday Cards

10: Faith Impacts End Of Life Care Among African-Americans, Study Finds


Here are some more popular stories we published throughout the year that you may have missed!

January

Minority Patients Hope For Quality End Of Life Care, Study Pinpoints Many Barriers They Encounter

Pope Visits Hospice As Part Of Holy Year Of Mercy

February

Recognizing Cultural Differences At The End Of Life

Chicago Med Files DNR Under X-File

March

Doctors Want Guidance On Assisted Death, Supporters Say

Jahi McMath’s Family Posts New Photo Of Brain-Dead Teen

April

Many Nursing Home Residents Undergo Unnecessary Transfers To ER

Sanders Only Presidential Candidate In Support Of Assisted-Suicide For Terminally Ill

New Jersey Residents Aren’t Writing Down End Of Life Wishes

May

Company Claims It Can Bottle The Scents Of Deceased Loved Ones

College Students Capture Stories Of Hospice Patients

June

Green Burial Concept Sprouts New Idea: ‘Bios Urn’ For Home

Me Before You Turns ‘Death With Dignity’ Debate Into Cinderella Story

July

Sarah’s Story

California’s ‘Mature’ POLST Program Gains Steam

August

Fewer Dementia Patients In Nursing Homes Receive Feeding Tubes

Tackling End Of Life Care And Sex: Part 2

September

‘Dragonfly’ Explores Dementia

Roz Chast Gets America Talking About Death – With A Dose Of Dark Humor

October

Film Pulls Back Curtain On Tough World Of Full-Time Caregiving

‘Dinner Parties’ Back In Vogue For Grieving Young Adults

November

Cremation And Catholicism: A Complicated Relationship

Facebook Glitch Tells Users They’re Dead

December

Viral Story Of Boy Who Died In Santa’s Arms Falls Apart

‘Me, My Mom And God’: Author Details His Experiences Caring For Dying Parent