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Quality of life at the end of life

Dr. Mary F. Mulcahy

Advance Care Planning Among Seniors Of A Diverse City

Life Matters Media Co-Founders Randi Belisomo and Dr. Mary F. Mulcahy presented “Advance Care Planning Among Seniors of a Diverse City” at the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium in Boston, Mass. Abstract: Advance care planning (ACP) is a system of education, reflection and documentation of health care wishes. Respecting Choices has been successful in implementing ACP throughout Lacrosse County, […]

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Chicago Theatre By Seniors: New Production Explores End Of Life Decisions

“Bud’s Café Redux,” an original production from Chicago-based Time of Your Life Players, explores the importance of end of life planning through situational comedy and song. The light-hearted production focuses on Bud, a broke café owner, who receives a troubling phone call from his attorney. He learns his beloved family-owned business is sitting on rented […]

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Ten Common Questions (And Their Answers) On Medical Futility

Keith M. Swetz, Christopher M. Burkle, Keith H. Berge, and William L. Lanier Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 2014 Open and honest communication may help limit some futile treatments Futile medical care and disagreements constitute the main ethical health-related challenges patients and caregivers face. An aging population and ever-expanding treatment and technology options may lead to misdirected, […]

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