end of life

October 10, 2017

An analysis of survey data found no significant racial differences in various aspects of the quality of end-of-life care, although survey respondents reported many deficiencies in the quality of end-of-life care for both black and white patients

About one in eight dying patients receiving Medicare-funded hospice care were not visited by hospice staff in the last two days of life, a study has found.

This past spring, Denise Dudzinski was named new chair of UW's Department of Bioethics & Humanities, a small department that delves into big issues: end-of-life care, responsible conduct of research, and social justice.

In 1999, Washington state implemented regulations that largely freed doctors to prescribe opioid painkillers for common chronic conditions such as low back pain, headache and fibromyalgia.

[Editors’ note: This is the sixth in a series of seven articles about bioethics.

[Editors’ note: This is the fourth in a series of seven articles about bioethics.

Medical advances today keep patients alive through diseases and traumas that a generation ago meant certain death.

This story is the first in a series of seven articles about bioethics.

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