Monthly Archives: May 2012

For Hospitals and Insurers, New Fervor to Cut Costs

The NY time report that UCLA Health System: ” By enrolling young patients with complex and expensive diseases in a program called a medical home, the system tries to ensure that doctors spend more time with patients and work more … Continue reading

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At more hospitals, chaplains are now members of the medical team

Consider this interesting report on the changing riole of hosptial chaplains: The job of hospital chaplain has evolved to encompass far more than last rites, but many Americans’ expectations of the job haven’t caught up with nearly two decades of … Continue reading

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‘Weighing the Chances at Life’s End’

The New York Times has an interesting article on Weighing the Chances at Life’s End that explores why it can sometimes be difficult for families to understand bad news about their loved one’s chances of recovery. The story examines an intriguing experiment, … Continue reading

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Top five regrets of the dying

A nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying, and among the top ones is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. What would your biggest regret be if this was your last day of life? Full story … Continue reading

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