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Elder Abuse

An estimated 120 million adult Americans (57 percent) are either providing unpaid care to an adult family member or friend or have provided this care in the past.
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Honoring Caregivers – A National Initiative

An estimated 120 million adult Americans (57 percent) are either providing unpaid care to an adult family member or friend or have provided this care in the past.
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Booming Past 65: Aging in Kansas City

An estimated 120 million adult Americans (57 percent) are either providing unpaid care to an adult family member or friend or have provided this care in the past.
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Aging in Community with Help at Home

An estimated 120 million adult Americans (57 percent) are either providing unpaid care to an adult family member or friend or have provided this care in the past.
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Clay County Senior Services Grant to KC4 Aging in Community

An estimated 120 million adult Americans (57 percent) are either providing unpaid care to an adult family member or friend or have provided this care in the past.
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Pathways to Convergence Report

Pathways to Convergence Report The Center for Practical Bioethics with the support of Pew Charitable Trusts engaged a small group of Catholic leaders from clinical, clerical, ethical, and theological perspectives...
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Living Wills

Living Wills   Decisions about medical care always involve choices based on ethical and other values. There is no such thing as the medically correct circumstances for providing or withholding...
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Beyond the Law: A Philosophical Note

Beyond the Law - A Philosophical Note     Hans Uffelmann, co-founder of the Center, asserts that the laws of society reflect its moral values and therefore, an application of...
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Missouri’s Living Will Law

Missouri's Living Will Law   Missouri's living will law became effective in September 1985. The law allows competent adults to request that death prolonging procedures not be used, or be...
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Difficult Decisions in Health Care

Difficult Decisions in Health Care - One Woman's Journey   Marcia Walsh describes her route to completing an advance directive form, which forced her to review her personal values and...
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Beyond Living Wills

Beyond Living Wills   Living wills are ineffective, primarily because they are too ambiguous to guide medical decision making and because the problem they were designed to address no longer...
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Advocating for the Dying – The View of Family and Friends

Advocating for the Dying - The View of Family and Friends   Imagine you are being forced to play a game. You don't know the rules. People playing the game...
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Reflections on Cultural Difference and Advance Directives

Reflections on Cultural Difference and Advance Directives   Advance care planning cannot assume a single meaning of autonomy. Even when autonomy is apparently employed in the traditional white, middle class...
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A Practical Advance Directive Survey

A Practical Advance Directive Survey   A one-day survey done in eleven Kansas City hospitals - including both acute and skilled nursing units - revealed higher than average completion of...
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Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Different Approach

Physician Assisted Suicide - A Different Approach   More requests for physician-assisted suicide are not due to present suffering. Steps must be designed to uncover the real roots of the...
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