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Advance Care Plans Are Crucial for Mentally Ill

Ironically enough, it’s the ones that need them most that by and large don’t have advance care directives in place. These significant plans usually encompass living wills; do-not-resuscitate orders; do-not-hospitalize orders; and restrictions on feeding tubes, medications or other treatments…

Categories: Aging, Family, Health Care, Hospitals, Long Term Care
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Too Old and Too Sick for Treatment?

My visceral reaction to the latest report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which avers that aggressive care for dying patients is often futile- is nausea. Their findings:  Even though a large percentage of  Medicare cancer patients represent  poor prognoses, health…

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