(By – Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News)
What kind of care do you want at the end of your life?
Stanford University researchers put that question to members of three major ethnic groups in the San Francisco Bay area and found little variation in their responses.
“There is a common humanity – people want to live as long as they have good quality of life. When it is their time, they want to be consulted so they die in a way that they are respected, and they don’t want their families burdened,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. V.J. Periyakoil, director of the Stanford Palliative Care Education and Training Program and associate director of palliative care services at the VA Palo Alto Health Care Center. Read more…
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