Physicians should realize that addressing pain management in the elderly and the terminally ill
is important to attorneys for two reasons.
Second, there needs to be an established measure for each terminally ill
patient and her or his family as to what they determine "extraordinary" and what they consider "ordinary.
To assess the value of the heart pump as a treatment in itself, researchers enlisted 129 terminally ill
heart-failure patients who didn't qualify for a transplant because they were over age 65 or had other serious medical problems, such as diabetes or cancer.
The third argument goes on to conclude that restricting physician-assisted death to those who are terminally ill
would therefore be arbitrary and hence unfair.
Survivor(s)" of an eligible employee include the deceased or terminally ill
employee's spouse and legal dependents (as defined under Sec.
Meanwhile, South Africa opened parliamentary debate on a bill, drafted by the South African Law Commission, that would legalize the killing of terminally ill
patients not only when they request it but also, when they are incompetent, against the will of their families.
The undertreatment of pain continues to be one of the most frustrating and persistent problems within the medical profession, largely because many patients and healthcare providers believe that narcotics are too dangerous to be given to the terminally ill
Renee, an emergency disaster planner for the government, and Marry, a mystery writer, were terminally ill
For the terminally ill
, those times are often spent wondering how to pay medical bills and the mortgage, or keep the lights on and the heat up.
The controversy over whether terminally ill
patients have the right to get help from physicians in hastening death has heated up in recent months.
Such living benefits, also known as "accelerated death benefits," fall into two categories: mortality benefits, or those associated with premature death (and the medical or living costs of terminally ill
individuals), and morbidity benefits, those associated with various forms of disability (for example, accident and health benefits on the occurrence of specified diseases or conditions requiring long-term nursing care).
George Mark Children's House (GMCH), the country's first and only home for seriously and terminally ill
children and their families, today hosted the first Bay Area symposium of its kind to brief the area's leaders about Families in Crisis : Caring for Seriously and Terminally Ill