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A Good Death

Allen Frances, M.D., writes in Psychiatric Times magazine, that preparing for a good death could be one of the best decisions a person can make.  He describes hospital deaths as frightening, lonely experiences.  279 more words

Palliative Care

Huntington's Drama

I am Amy. I have Huntington’s chorea but that is probably the reason I am bipolar. Okay, now that you have some background…

My dad, case manager, and I are putting me in a nursing home or something like that. 103 more words


Terminal Single Mother Fights To Validate 'Die With Dignity' Law In California

SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — A terminally-ill single mother is fronting a lawsuit claiming that California law actually allows doctors to help terminally-ill patients end their own lives. 431 more words


To The End

THE END… It is something we never really want to come. You know that feeling when you are reading a book and are near the end but you don’t want to read it because the sequel is not written yet and you know it is going to end on a cliffhanger? 707 more words


Film Review: 'One Cut, One Life'

When Ed Pincus (“Black Natchez,” “Diaries 1971-76”), the oft-proclaimed father of the first-person documentary, was diagnosed with a lethal bone marrow disease, he decided to chronicle his post-diagnostic existence from two separate but intersecting points of view: his own and that of his sometime muse/collaborator Lucia Small, herself still reeling from the violent deaths of her two closest friends.  587 more words


Huntington's Disease aka Chorea

I have been battling this neuromuscular degenerative disease in the quiet for at least two years, more probably closer to thirteen, I will not let this disease get me down at all. 151 more words