This special section of New America Media's Ethnic Elders news site focuses on end-of-life care, thanks to a grant from the California Health Care Foundation.
New Generation of Hmong Learn Art of the Qeej -- Music for Souls of the Dead

New Generation of Hmong Learn Art of the Qeej -- Music for Souls of the Dead

New America Media, News Feature, Charlie Kaijo, Posted: Aug 02, 2016

Teng Her, 24, works to teach qeej, the instrument played as part of traditional Hmong rites. Her is the only qeej instructor in Fresno.


Study: With New Medicare Benefit, Doctors Look Beyond ‘Death Panels’


New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Apr 22, 2016

Medicare now reimburses doctors for consulting on patients’ end-of-life wishes. But a new study shows diverse physicians struggling over that conversation.


Public Confusion on Palliative Care vs. Hospice Limits Help at End-of-Life


Fort Wayne News-Sentinel/New America Media , News Report, Jennifer L. Boen , Posted: Mar 04, 2016

Rozanne and Gerald Hallman were introduced to palliative care after Gerald’s brain-tumor diagnosis in 2011, well before hospice would have kicked in.


ADVANCE CARE PLANS: Don’t Wait Until You’re Old to Plan for Old Age


New America Media/WBAI HealthCentera , Interview, Liz Seegert , Posted: Jan 15, 2016

A leading gerontologist, Dr. Toni Miles described five stages of aging from Viagra-charged “go-gos” to debilitated “no-goes”--and more of us need to plan for the stages ahead.


ADVANCE CARE PLANS: African American Seniors and Life’s ‘What-Ifs’


New America Media, News Report, Sheri L. Stuart, Posted: Jan 13, 2016

A new study found three reasons African Americans are less likely than whites to benefit from Advance Care Planning in case of debilitating illness.


Asking the Right Questions for Your End-of-Life Choices


Touching Lives/New America Media, News Feature, Paula Spencer Scott , Posted: Sep 16, 2015

As California Gov. Brown weighs signing the state’s aid-in-dying bill, aging America needs to understand our broader choices at life’s end. Here are key questions.


Will Commercialization Be Obama’s Legacy on Aging?


New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jul 17, 2015

Marking Monday’s White House Conference on Aging were important new initiatives, but little sign of key issues and major participation by commercial interests.


Why Multiethnic Doctors Struggle With Patients’ End-of-Life Care


New America Media, News Report, Liz Seegert, Posted: May 05, 2015

Experts on end-of-life care and a new study show how health professionals can overcome cultural and other barriers to helping patients.


LA’s Korean “Well-Dying” Program Counters End-of-Life Planning Taboo


Korea Daily/New America Media , News Feature, Nicole Chang, Posted: Mar 06, 2015

The “Well-Dying” program advance-care planning in Los Angeles is helping Korean elders challenge their culture’s taboo on discussing death.


Stanford Program Helps Vietnamese RN Realize His Eldercare “Calling”


Nguoi Viet/New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 28, 2015

At 28, Vietnamese immigrant Chi Mai, RN, took Stanford’s online course in successful aging and helped seniors better plan their end-of-life care.

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