Hospice

Further to David Brooks’ 12/5/13 Op-Ed, “The Irony of Despair”

Further to David Brooks’ 12/5/13 Op-Ed, “The Irony of Despair”

The following correspondence of December 21, 2013, is best understood in context with my post of December 19: Bullies and Psychiatric Illness: David Brooks’ Shameful Op-Ed. Dear Mr. Brooks, Please consider the damning effect of your egregious December 5 editorial, The Irony of Despair. Your vicious, shameful, overly simplistic, appallingly ignorant foray into the...

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Educational Podcasts for the Health Care Consumer

Educational Podcasts for the Health Care Consumer

Free podcasts are available to the general public, courtesy of my professional association, the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC).   For instance, Richard Heasley, director of San Francisco’s Conard House, presented a teleconference on May 16, 2012  entitled “Effective Teamwork with Psychiatric Patients.” Other topics include eldercare, patient safety, Medicare, and many others. You can...

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Latino Families and Hospice

Although the Latino population is growing, Latinos are not as likely to use hospice. Reasons include language barriers, a higher rate of uninsureds, and a cultural milieu that discourages the discussion of impending death.

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