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More Seniors Contemplate ‘Rational Suicide’Kaiser Health News

Ten residents slipped away from their retirement group one Sunday afternoon for a covert assembly in a grocery retailer cafe. They aimed to reply a taboo query: After they really feel they’ve lived lengthy sufficient, how can they perform their very own swift and peaceable dying? The seniors, who dwell …

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Never Say ‘Die’: Why So Many Doctors Won’t Break Bad News

This story additionally ran on CNN. This story may be republished at no cost (particulars). PORTLAND, Ore. — After practically 40 years as an internist, Dr. Ron Naito knew what the sky-high outcomes of his blood check meant. And it wasn’t good. However when he turned to his medical doctors …

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Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care

When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing residence in late 2017, he wasn’t presupposed to be there lengthy. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had simply endured the demise of his spouse of 51 years and a grim new analysis: throat most cancers, stage four. His son …

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Listening To Older Patients Who Want To Stop Dialysis

Dr. Susan Wong sat down with an 84-year-old affected person within the hospital, the place he’d been admitted with a flare-up of a severe autoimmune situation and deteriorating kidney operate. The older man informed her he needed to go residence; he’d had a very good life and was prepared for …

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Readers And Tweeters Slice And Dice Precision Medicine, Step Therapy

Letters to the Editor is a periodic function. We welcome all feedback and can publish a variety. We edit for size and readability and require full names. Precision Medication: The Full Image Thanks for publishing Liz Szabo’s piece, “A lot Touted For Most cancers, ‘Precision Medication’ Typically Misses The Goal” (Sept. 13). …

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