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Rights and Responsibilities at the End of Life

By Hannah Giunta, MPH, PhD
Questions about end-of-life care are always vexing, but a recent article in U.S. News and World Report suggests that cancer patients continue to receive useless but harmful treatments at the end of life (Thompson, 2016). A new research study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) annual meeting revealed that a big part of the problem comes from a lack of meaningful dialogue among physicians, patients, and family members. Continue reading

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Medicare Part “Q”: Fantasy or Fantastic?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Leonard Fleck, PhD In an essay in the New York Times (12/9/15) titled “Imagine a Medicare ‘Part Q’ for Quality at the End … Continue reading

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