Terminally Ill


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Terminally Ill

Describing a person who is expected to die soon, usually within a year. Gifts of terminally ill persons are considered distributions of the estate; they may be subject to the estate tax. Obviously, terminally ill persons are unlikely to be sold health insurance or life insurance.
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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 from cancer.
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 Children.