Graham Dover

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Powerful thoughts..."we are not separate from the suffering of others and so part of their pain and suffering becomes your own"...

"we are not separate from the suffering of others and so part of their pain and suffering becomes your own".

Raising awareness of hospice and palliative care.

Today, ehospice is coordinating a global series entitled: ‘Raising awareness of hospice and palliative care.

Lack of education about options

Palliative vs hospice the difference between the two are that palliative care would be more beneficial to those still undergoing treatment with a life threatening disease. Where hospice focus on more comfort care for those diagnosed as terminally ill.

Many Americans may get hospice care too late

(HealthDay)—Of the more than million patients who received hospice care in the United States in one-third died within one week of getting it, a new report shows.

FRONTLINE Facing Death video - heart wrenching decisions about technologies that can put off the inevitable but also amplify suffering

FRONTLINE examines the realities of today's modern, medicalized death.

Sometimes the solution is reworking the incentives and rewarding doctors for talking through the options

Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground. Advance care planning is finally coming into vogue. Politics should not interfere with good care.

"I think the problem is people are really not informed about pros, cons and alternatives to treatments that they are getting or offered." -Katy Butler, author of "Knocking On Heaven’s Door"

"I think the problem is people are really not informed about pros, cons and alternatives to treatments that they are getting or offered." -Katy Butler, author of "Knocking On Heaven’s Door"

We have the opportunity to refashion our institutions, our cultures, and our conversations in ways that transform the possibilities for the last chapters of everyone’s lives. Atul Gawande

“A woman with a moon falling from her mouth, roses between her legs and tiaras of Spanish moss, this woman is a consort of the spirits.” - Ntozake Shange, Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo

We’ve created a multitrillion dollar edifice for dispensing the medical equivalent of lottery tickets – and have only the rudiments of a system to prepare patients for the near certainty that those tickets will not win.  Atul Gawande

We’ve created a multitrillion dollar edifice for dispensing the medical equivalent of lottery tickets – and have only the rudiments of a system to prepare patients for the near certainty that those tickets will not win.

We’ve begun rejecting the institutionalized version of aging and death, but we’ve not established the new norm. We’re caught in the transitional phase. Atul Gawande

Every cake begins with a single grain of flour. Every flower blossoms from a single seed. Every great life comes from hardships and trouble. Beautiful things take hard work and dedication.