Personal Stories


How to make farewell conversations more meaningful


Spending time with family over the holiday season can be a joyful reminder of just how much we cherish our conversations with loved ones. Whether it is sharing a meal with a sibling who lives in anoth...

“Respecting Choices”


NBC’s Rock Center recently aired a segment featuring the great work our friends at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, Wis, are doing through their Respecting Choices program, which assists patients...

Letters about the Difficult Decisions at the End of Life


The letters to the editor in response to the editorial, 

It may never strike someone that a veteran’s greatest battle is not war itself but subsequent battles he must fight in order to return to everyday life. Dennis Henley served in the U.S. military for...View More

What does "palliative care" feel like?



It's hard to imagine what a palliative care environment is like unless your family ...View More