Ethics & Law : Human Values in Aging Newsletter: Ethics and Autonomy
Posted by Chapster on Jul-02-2003 (3411 reads)

In the most recent Human Values in Aging Newsletter, published by Rick Moody (highly recommended!), he draws into question the vaunted place of autonomy in our ethical heirarchy. Rugged Individualism is such a deeply held value for most Westerners, that we have a hard time imagining a life of value without independence.

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Aging : Fear & Aging
Posted by Chapster on Jun-26-2003 (3647 reads)

Each month ElderHope records two Community Focus programs at KEOM, 88.5FM, Mesquite Schools. We do the interview with the station manager, Dr. James Griffin. This month I chose to do mine on fear and aging. And now, without further ado...

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KEOM & ElderHope : Driving and Dementia
Posted by Chapster on Jun-26-2003 (2976 reads)

Each month ElderHope records two Community Focus programs at KEOM, 88.5FM, Mesquite Schools. This month Barb chose to do hers on Driving and Dementia. Dr. James Griffin, the manager of the station, interviews us.

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Advance Directives : The Long Goodbye: The Deaths of Nancy Beth Cruzan
Posted by Chapster on Jun-23-2003 (3201 reads)

During my training as a chaplain at Baylor University Medical Center, it was considered part of the “dues” of training that one would take lots of being on-call at the hospital for handling of emergencies. To that end, there was a “call room” where a chaplain could catch a little sleep, while awaiting an emergency. On one of those sleepless nights in the call room, I viewed a Frontline special on the story of Nancy Beth Cruzan. She was a young woman, fully alive, who, as a result of a terrible accident, would become a test case for end-of-life matters for years to come. After seeing that special, I was deeply touched by the need to convey what our wishes were for the ends of our lives.

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Cancer : Living and Dying Well with Cancer
Posted by Chapster on Jun-16-2003 (1823 reads)

The organization Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care has announced the availablity of a new monograph, Living and Dying Well with Cancer: Successfully Integrating Palliative
Care and Cancer Treatment
, that explores a new model of cancer care, called comfort care that attempts to mix the aggressive treatment of cancer with palliative (symptom-oriented) case managment.

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