Healthcare News & Insights

Study: Advanced directives work for patients and providers

There’s new proof that advanced directives help patients get the care they want — and ease the burden on health care providers.

Treated to death

Despite, or because of, mind-boggling advances in medical technology, many people at the end of life are suffering harder, more painful deaths. How do we balance the hope of a cure against the reality of death?

End-of-life decisions: When is it too soon to broach the topic?

A new survey shows most physicians are waiting much longer than was commonly thought to discuss a terminal diagnosis with patients. Is it the right thing to do?