The Best Care Possible
The way Americans die in this country is a national disgrace, according to Dr. Ira Byock in his new book, The Best Care Possible: A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care through the End of Life.
The Cruzan Family 20 Years Later
Twenty years after Nancy Cruzan died following years of litigation and public strife over the right to withdraw life-sustaining treatment, Nancy’s sister Chris Cruzan White and her two daughters, Angie Broaddus and Miranda Lewis, look back and at what lay ahead.
The End of Life Scare
Health reform must address improving end-of-life care.
The Ethics of Donation after Cardiac Death
The debate continues on the ethics of donating organs after cardiac death.
Why you should attend the TPOPP Symposium
The official launch of the Kansas-Missouri TPOPP Coalition.
Withdrawal of Medicare Provision for End of Life Counseling
Discussion of the Medicare policy to pay for end of life counseling.
The Surrogacy Saga
John Carney, president & CEO of the Center, discusses where to draw the line between physician guidance and respecting surrogate and patient wishes.
The Slow Code: Is It Ethical?
Slow codes, defined as half-hearted efforts to resuscitate patients, have been called deceptive, dishonest, unethical and deplorable.
Too Soon to Give up on Advance Directives
Where do advance directives stand after death of Terri Schiavo?