Video: The Gift of Advance Care Planning

Posted by Mark Clark on Fri April 14, 2017 in Advocacy

It is the 10th Anniversary of National Healthcare Decisions Day—a movement to encourage people across the U.S. to learn more about advance care planning. In honor of NHDD, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is thrilled to release a new video, “The Gift of Advance Care Planning,” that aims to educate and inspire people […] Read more »

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 »

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