Hyperrealist Artist Draws the Dying to Understand Life

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Fri March 18, 2016 in Media Links

In a moving article in the March 11, 2016 online Huffington Post, editor Katherine Brooks introduces hyperrealist artist Claudia Bicen, who spent two years drawing and interviewing nine Bay Area hospice patients for a series she titled “Thoughts in Passing.” “In making this work I came to observe a profound paradox: in talking with me […] Read more »

The Life of a Hospice Nurse

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue February 10, 2015 in Media Links

Paige Prokop is a kind and patient person. You see it in her eyes and by the way she talks. The time she spends helping people as a Houston Hospice nurse is precious because time is something her patients don’t have much of. “That’s the number one question I get is ‘how long do you […] Read more »

Being Mortal: An Interview with Dr. Atul Gawande

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue February 3, 2015 in Media Links

In his new book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Dr. Atul Gawande explores the troublesome intersection of dying and healthcare in America. Faced with their own mortality, people often choose other priorities over endless medical interventions aimed at extending their lives. But only if someone asks. Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner […] Read more »

Article: Advance Directive Documents Final Medical Wishes

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Thu December 19, 2013 in Media Links

The front page of the Health section of the San Francisco Chronicle carried this first-person article about the benefit to you and your family of documenting your health care wishes through an advance directive. Creating an advance directive is one part of what to include in your advance health care plan. Get free support to […] Read more »

Doctor’s View of Hospice Influences Talks with Patients, Study Finds

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue December 17, 2013 in Media Links

A recent study published in the online JAMA Internal Medicine found doctors who would choose hospice care for themselves if they were dying from cancer are more likely to discuss such care with patients in that situation. Read highlights of the study in the U.S. News & World Report. Read more »

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