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  • What People Talk About Before They Die

    11/28/2017 12:14:45 AM PST · by beaversmom · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2017 | Kerry Egan
    As a divinity school student, I had just started working as a student chaplain at a cancer hospital when my professor asked me about my work.>SNIP< "I talk to the patients," I told him. "You talk to patients? And tell me, what do people who are sick and dying talk to the student chaplain about?" he asked.>SNIP< They talk about the love they felt, and the love they gave. Often they talk about love they did not receive, or the love they did not know how to offer, the love they withheld, or maybe never felt for the ones they...
  • End-of-life chatbot can help you with difficult final decisions

    09/20/2017 12:58:24 PM PDT · by mairdie · 70 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 18 September 2017 | Matt Reynolds
    Could chatbots lend a non-judgemental ear to people making decisions about the end of their life? A virtual agent that helps people have conversations about their funeral plans, wills and spiritual matters is set to be trialled in Boston over the next two years with people who are terminally ill. People near the end of their lives sometimes don’t get the chance to have these important conversations before it’s too late, says Timothy Bickmore at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. So Bickmore and his team – which included doctors and hospital chaplains – built a tablet-based chatbot to offer spiritual...
  • Nebraska grandma wakes from coma four hours before family planned to end life support

    01/30/2015 10:36:34 PM PST · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Nina Golgowski
    In what's being called a Christmas 'miracle' by Teri Robert's family, just hours before they planned to end her life on Dec. 22, the beloved wife, mother and grandmother opened her eyes. Roberts still faces an uphill battle after she lost four of her limbs from her illness. Teri Roberts' grieving family had already come to terms with her likely death, planning to turn off her ventilator, when they say a "miracle" happened. The 56-year-old wife, mother and grandmother, had been in a spiraling coma for 12 days when just four hours before her family planned to pull the plug,...
  • End-of-life debate turns to newborns-Postnatal abortion morally acceptable in some cases ethicist..

    12/08/2014 5:23:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    National Post ^ | December 7, 2014 | Last Updated: December 7, 2014 10:21 PM ET | Tom Blackwell
    FULL TITLE: End-of-life debate turns to newborns: ‘Postnatal abortion’ morally acceptable in some cases, ethicist says Doctors would be justified to end the lives of some terminally impaired newborn babies, says a prominent Canadian bioethicist in a report that pushes the country’s euthanasia debate into provocative new territory. Much of the discussion of physician assisted-death in Canada has centred around adult patients capable of making known how they want to end their lives. But Udo Schuklenk, a Queen’s University philosophy professor, argues that in rare cases of severely impaired, deeply suffering newborns, actively causing death is morally acceptable, if still...
  • Will God Forgive Brittany Maynard If She Kills Herself?

    11/01/2014 11:34:33 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 154 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 1, 2014 | JP
    It’s November 1, the day Brittany Maynard vowed to kill herself. The 29-year-old California woman says she no longer finds life worth living after being diagnosed this past spring with stage 4 glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Brittany has become the poster girl for “Compassion & Choices, ” a so-called “end-of-life choice” advocacy organization that is fighting to increase the number of stateS with so-called “Death With Dignity” laws on the books. The model is Oregon, the state to which Brittany relocated this past summer because her home state of California doesn’t allow physician-assisted suicide (at least for now). Oregon...
  • Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life

    09/18/2014 12:15:42 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept 17, 2014 | PAM BELLUCK
    The country’s system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded in a report released on Wednesday... The 507-page report, “Dying in America,” said its recommendations...would produce significant savings that would help make health care more affordable.
  • Computer help request

    08/02/2013 1:59:52 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 21 replies
    self ^ | 08/02/13 | 50sdad
    My daughter's XP desktop computer crashed, and I am replacing it with another XP box. The old main drive is a slave drive on the new machine, and I can get all the document and picture files. Firefox is being a bear, however....is there any way to recover the Bookmarks file from the old disk and merge it onto the new one? If I had exported a bookmarks.htm file BEFORE the crash, I would be fine...but even running Firefox from the old drive won't seem to let me grab the bookmarks.
  • Playing God: Do no harm? End-of-life ethics in a ‘death with dignity’ culture

    07/01/2013 1:07:54 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 10 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | June 30, 2013 | Maria Wiering
    After concelebrating his cousins’ confirmation Mass, Father Bialek walked out the front door of St. Ursula late in the evening May 18 to commotion near the intersection. He went over to help, and saw his parents, who had just left the Mass, injured in the road, hit by a pickup as they were crossing a street. His mother, Sharon, 67, was unconscious. Physicians at Baltimore’s Shock Trauma Center told Father Bialek and his father that Sharon had suffered severe brain damage and likely would not regain consciousness or live without a respirator. They also discovered the return of the ovarian...
  • House GOP Probes HHS’ Sebelius On ‘End-Of-Life’ Rule

    03/14/2011 3:34:59 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 8 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/14/2011 | David Hogberg
    IBD has received a letter from Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting information on “the improper inclusion of a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning in a Medicare regulation in the fall of 2010.” Late last year, a controversy erupted when in November a set of final regulations for Medicare contained a provision enabling Medicare to pay for “end-of-life” counseling. A furor ensued over the fact that (1) this raised the entire “death panel” specter again; and (2) the provision was not in the proposed regulations released in August, thereby shielding...
  • What is on your Bucket List?Things to do before you die...

    02/09/2011 4:03:39 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 106 replies · 2+ views
    I know of three people I know well that have died or will soon die of cancer. This put my faith and my bucket list in mind. I have many places I want to visit before I die but if I am like my friends and I get a 1 year to live acclaim I can see by them....I won't be healthy to enjoy... An Alaskan Cruise...Inspired by visiting the CPAC page and watching Palin's show. So I looked into Alaskan Cruises What is your bucket list anybody ever been on an Alaskan cruise? leave Vancouver or Seattle?
  • Actually, Bush Vetoed Bill with 'End-of-Life' Provisions

    12/29/2010 4:43:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 100+ views
    big government ^ | 12/29/10 | SusanAnne Hiller
    I’m going to take the death panel end-of-life planning conundrum down one point at a time to make this very clear for Americans to understand what the Pelosi-led Democrats have done to your healthcare and their attempt to take cover under a Bush-era law–the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. The Hill reported that the Obama White House attempted to calm Americans’ fears of the dreaded death panels: The Medicare policy will pay doctors for holding end-of-life-care discussions with patients, according to the Times. A similar provision was dropped from the new healthcare reform law after Republicans...
  • Here come 'death panels'

    12/28/2010 3:20:27 AM PST · by Scanian · 11 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 27, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    The text of ObamaCare is dry and legalistic, except when it summons the maj esty of the King James Bible to intone imperiously, "the secretary shall . . . " The secretary in question is the secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, who "shall" and "may" do all manner of things to complete the great unfinished canvas that is ObamaCare. As George W. Bush might say, Sebelius is "the decider." In the discretion she's granted to remake American health care, she rivals Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey as the most powerful woman in America. The New...
  • Obama Returns to End-of-Life Plan That Caused Stir (Medicare Death panels start Jan. 1)

    12/25/2010 7:58:43 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 145 replies · 5+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/25/10 | ROBERT PEAR
    When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over “death panels,” Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system. But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1. Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment. Congressional supporters of the new policy, though pleased, have kept quiet. They fear provoking another furor like the one in 2009 when Republicans seized on the idea of...
  • Windows XP: The future (Microsoft Declares XP Sales Dead)

    08/12/2010 8:15:46 AM PDT · by dayglored · 152 replies
    Microsoft ^ | Aug 12, 2010 | Microsoft
    We know you love Windows XP, and you're in good company. Millions of Windows XP users are fans of the operating system, and many depend on Windows XP to run earlier applications and hardware that is not compatible with Windows 7. Windows 7 is designed to be compatible with the most popular hardware and software products you use every day and even though we are ending the sale of Windows XP on October 22, 2010, we still plan to provide support for Windows XP until April 2014.
  • Caption needed - elderly woman in hospital bed watches Obama on TV

    03/16/2010 8:36:27 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 43 replies · 1,580+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 3/14/10 | staff
  • Weighing Medical Costs of End-of-Life Care (Money, Death Panels and The Duty to Die)

    12/23/2009 1:44:01 AM PST · by abb · 22 replies · 1,090+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 23, 2009 | Reed Abelson
    The Ronald Reagan U.C.L.A. Medical Center, one of the nation’s most highly regarded academic hospitals, has earned a reputation as a place where doctors will go to virtually any length and expense to try to save a patient’s life. “If you come into this hospital, we’re not going to let you die,” said Dr. David T. Feinberg, the hospital system’s chief executive. Yet that ethos has made the medical center a prime target for critics in the Obama administration and elsewhere who talk about how much money the nation wastes on needless tests and futile procedures. They like to note...
  • Did you see "Bones" tonight?

    11/19/2009 8:46:09 PM PST · by papasmurf · 21 replies · 1,793+ views
    I'm usually adept at catching the embedded politics, in tv and movies, and I usually change the station or turn it off when I do. Tonight was the first time, and I was taken aback by it, that I discerned such tactics in the series "Bones"
  • Experts question motives of mammogram guidelines (Here comes healthcare rationing)

    11/16/2009 7:13:28 PM PST · by WeatherGuy · 26 replies · 1,076+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 16, 2009 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cancer experts fear new U.S. breast imaging guidelines that recommend against routine screening mammograms for women in their 40s may have their roots in the current drive in Washington to reform healthcare. Critics of the guidelines, issued on Monday by the U.S. Services Task Force, an independent panel sponsored by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Quality, say the new guidelines are a step backward and will lead to more cancer deaths. Here are some of their concerns. * Dr Carol Lee, chairwoman of the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Commission, said she fears insurers -- both...
  • Death talk for seniors

    09/21/2009 2:41:12 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 637+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 21, 2009 | Rita L. Marker
    First, the bad news. For the first time since 1975, Social Security recipients are being told they won't be receiving an annual cost of living increase in their monthly benefits. At the same time, their Medicare premiums will go up, so monthly checks will actually shrink next year. Not to worry, though. Here's the good news. Seniors may not have to live on such meager funds for long because the government is going to help them plan how they want to die. This benevolent plan is in Section 1233 (p. 424) of the health care reform bill known as "America's...
  • Talking Seniors to Death

    09/06/2009 2:25:10 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 740+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 06, 2009 | Rita L. Marker
    First, the bad news. For the first time since 1975, Social Security recipients are being told they won't be receiving an annual cost of living increase in their monthly benefits. At the same time, their Medicare premiums will go up, so monthly checks will actually shrink next year. Not to worry, though. Here's the good news. Seniors may not have to live on such meager funds for long because the government is going to help them plan how they want to die. This benevolent plan is in Section 1233 (p. 424) of the health care reform bill known as "America's...