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Raging Against The Dying Of The Light

When do we die? The legal and medical answer is when we experience loss of all brain function, or when cardiopulmonary activity stops. The biological answer, however, is when we lose our ability for integrated function— enough parts have ceased to function so that we cannot be put back together. The moment we call “death” […]

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Addressing Spiritual And Cultural Aspects Of End Of Life Discussions

A diverse panel of end of life care experts spoke about fostering end of life discussions between physicians and patients of various faiths and ethnic groups at the recent Hospice and Palliative Care Symposium at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. The expert panel included Rabbi Samuel N. Gordon, vice-president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, […]

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Compassion & Choices Coordinator: We Protect Patients And Doctors

The organization Compassion & Choices serves to defend doctors and protect the rights of terminally ill patients, said Regional Campaign and Outreach Manager Roland Halpern during an informational event the group hosted in Wilmette, IL Sunday. Halpern answered questions from long-term and prospective members of Compassion & Choices, the nation’s largest organization with a stated […]

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