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An Open Letter to the Person Staring at My Medical Devices

Chanel White | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

This is actually a great opportunity for me to spread awareness about my disease, and to educate other individuals like yourself about respectful ways to interact with patients like me. With my hectic medical schedule I have little time to speak to anyone besides doctor, nurses, or front desk staff, so our conversation could actually be the highlight of my day.

1 In 4 Elderly Need Care Decisions Made For Them

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — A significant number of the elderly – more than one in four – will eventually need someone to make end-of-life decisions ...

How the Opinion of One Pope Became the Rule for All Americans

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops recently mandated tube-feeding for all permanently unconscious patients in Catholic healthcare institutions. How did it come to take this position?