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Choosing a Better Death

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

The movement toward "good" death - legalized medical aid in dying - has been growing for decades in the U.S., but has been gaining momentum and attention in recent months.

A Doctor Turns Patient

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Not every doctor gets an extended view of what his or her patients experience, and some who do fail to get the message. But one who did -- and has shared both the experience and its message(s) is a recently recovered friend and end-of-life issues colleague .

Pain and Pain Medication Abuse: Two Epidemics in Tension

Steve Heilig | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Steve Heilig

Clearly there is much to be done in terms of addressing both epidemics of under-treated pain and pain medication abuse and addiction.