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It always seems too early until it's too late. Don't let what happened to JoAnn's family happen to yours.
Conversations change lives. Know your choices. Share your wishes. Start your conversation today.
Improving the way opioids are prescribed can ensure patients have access to safe and effective chronic pain treatments.
Clinicians work together with the patient and family to improve quality of life and reduce suffering. There are 3 key pillars of palliative care: advance care planning, pain & symptom management and caregiver support.
Anyone can suddenly face serious life-threatening illness and death. People should plan ahead, know their choices, and share their wishes. This can help with making sound decisions. Patients deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion and to receive care that is focused on their goals. Families deserve to receive support. Accomplishing these goals requires patients, families, and professionals to be educated, engaged and empowered.
Talking about death doesn't make it happen. Learn how Bill's mom eased the burden from her family.
Tricia had a conversation with her family and completed her health care proxy. Find out what happened when she had a stroke at age 37.
Everyone 18+ should have family discussions about personal values and beliefs, choose the right spokesperson and complete a health care proxy.
More than 25 million Americans suffer from severe chronic pain. Over 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year; this number doubled in the last decade. 37,000 of these deaths were due to opioids. Pain caused by serious illness is challenging. How do we manage this?
Everyone 18+ should have a family discussion and complete a health care proxy. People who are seriously ill or near the end of life are also appropriate for MOLST.
Many free educational resources are available for patients and professionals. We appreciate donations to help ensure all New Yorkers’ end-of-life wishes are honored.
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