Articles for tag: Hospice, Terminally Ill

The Benefits of Hospice Care for the Terminally Ill

This year thousands of people will suffer from a life threatening or terminal illness and not receive the help available to them through a hospice program. There are many reasons for this. One primary reason is that families do not want to bring up the word “hospice” to their loved ones because they feel it ...

Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide

Because of the numerous improvements made in medical technology these days, doctors are literally able to postpone death. People are being kept alive by machines. But a longer life does not necessarily mean that the patient is not in pain. For example, an elderly man lies helpless in a hospital bed after being diagnosed just ...

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Terminal Illness & Dying: The Stages According to Tibetan Beliefs

For families caring for a terminally ill loved one, finding a balance during this highly emotional period is often challenging. With the physical and financial dynamics come the associated emotional toll the dying process has on not only the individual who is afflicted but also those who care about them. For those of Buddhist belief, ...

Legal Rights of the Terminally Ill: Euthanasia

In 1973, George Zygmaniak, age 26, lay in the hospital paralyzed from the neck down due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. George’s brother, Lester, was unable to bear the thought of his brother’s incapacitation and strangled George in his hospital bed. Lester claimed that George said he would “kill himself if he could.” ...