Tag Archives: end of life issues

What are some things a doctor should know about the elderly LGBTQ community?

What are some things a doctor should know about the elderly LGBTQ community?  I recently attended a panel discussion about medically related LGBTQ issues.  Here are some of the take-home messages 50% of nursing home staff thought “their colleagues” would … Continue reading

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Why doctors die differently?

The short answer would be that we have seen countless fruitless outcomes. As an example, the John Hopkins Precursors Study collated end-of-life decisions of 800 physicians graduating from Johns Hopkins between 1948 and 1964. Indeed this study was done a … Continue reading

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End-of-life planning

This topic, to some, is like dragging a reluctant dog to the vet. This is definitely an issue that is best considered and planned for. Recent media reports an 87-year-old resident in an assisted-living facility whose nurse “refused to give … Continue reading

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