end-of-life planning

Barbara Bush’s End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over ‘Comfort Care’

Apr 17, 2018
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[UPDATED at 9:45 p.m. ET on April 17]

Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday night at her home in Houston at age 92. Days before her death, the announcement that she was seeking “comfort care” shone a light — and stirred debate — on what it means to stop trying to fight terminal illness.

At Some Veterans Homes, Aid In Dying Is Not An Option

Feb 19, 2018
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California voters passed a law two years ago that allows terminally ill people to take lethal drugs to end their lives, but controversy is growing over a newer rule that effectively bans that option in the state’s eight veterans homes.

PTSD Complicates End-Of-Life Care For Some Veterans

Dec 19, 2017
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Ron Fleming is 74 now, but he's spent most of his life trying to recapture what life felt like when he was 21, fighting in Vietnam.


Young, Healthy And Planning For Death

Nov 2, 2017

I’m 25. Most people my age don’t think about death, let alone how they would like to die. Except for the occasional bag of M&Ms I consume, I’m mostly healthy.