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Hospice care often prompts fear and misunderstanding, but the services provided can lead to less pain and trauma at the end of life.
As more patients receive hospice care at home, some of the powerful, addictive drugs they’re prescribed are ending up in the wrong hands.
Traditionally there for mothers giving birth, a doula’s role has evolved to comforting seniors facing death.
A San Diego program helps chronically ill people avoid the hospital by teaching them how to better manage their diseases and telling them what to expect in their final years. Other health providers and insurers around the country are trying similar approaches.
Ending pain and suffering has helped several states pass “right-to-die” laws, but dying patients are more concerned about controlling how they die and dying with dignity.