Letters about the Difficult Decisions at the End of Life

The letters to the editor in response to the editorial, “Care at the End of Life,”  published by the New York Times on November 24, highlight the increased attention being given to the need to enable individuals to declare end-of-life decisions in advance. In one letter, Carolyn Conley, a registered nurse with years of experience treating cancer patients, outlined two […]

California Survey Highlights End-of-Life Problem

Most Californians would prefer to die a natural death at home, comfortable and without pain, according to a survey released by The California Healthcare Foundation last week. Two-thirds said they’d prefer to die peacefully if suffering from a prolonged illness, with only 7% choosing all possible care to prolong life. The problem is, that isn’t […]