Death and dying are difficult topics, even in best-case scenarios. Part of this stems from the silence and uneasiness that often engulfs individuals and family members confronting end-of-life circumstances.
With this community-wide forum, we hope to open people’s minds and hearts to sharing their thoughts, wishes, and experiences around dying and death—thereby aiding not only themselves and their families, but the broader care-providing community as well.
Given the aging of the U.S. population and the changes in our country’s healthcare system, conversations and education about end-of-life issues are timelier than ever for individuals, families, communities, businesses, and healthcare professionals. So, let’s #StartTheEndOfLifeConvo.
Dying in America: A Roadmap for Improving Quality and Honoring Preferences for Care
Patricia Bomba, MD, MACP
On Nursing Home and Hospice Care
Thomas Caprio, MD, MPH, MS, CMD, HMDC, FACP, AGSF
Spiritual Life at the End of Life
The Promise of Palliative Care—and the Possibility of a Physician-Assisted Death as a Last Resort
Timothy E. Quill MD, FACP, FAAHPM