Is Dying at Home Overrated?

September 5, 2019

A palliative care physician struggles with the complex realities of dying at home, and the unintended consequences of making it a societal priority

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Caregivers aren’t supported, and America overlooks their importance

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Peace Over Promise

March 12, 2019

ALS patient quits taking drug aimed at slowing disease. David Frei, 54, has been struggling with time. Some things he wants to slow down, others he wants to speed up. He can’t keep up with trying to adapt to the paralysis that started in his legs and is creeping up his body. Every solution is temporary

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Family Medicine

March 5, 2019

James Marcus writes about how, at the end of his life, his father went from doctor to patient, from scientist to subject

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Caring for a mother who suffers from dementia was really hard. I wish I could do it again

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Any day spent in a hospital emergency department shows how the illusion that we are in control of our lives can be shattered by the laws of nature, which can catastrophically change everything, unexpectedly rendering us helpless, damaged or dead

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Leslie Kendall Dye writes, “When my mother was 68, a hemorrhagic stroke claimed her brain, but not her life. She awoke from a coma severely damaged; the bleed instantly razed the landscape of her mind. Dementia soon built a Gothic fun house of distortions where coherent architecture once stood”

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