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.
Palliative Care Means Dignity for Ethiopian American Elders
 

Palliative Care Means Dignity for Ethiopian American Elders

The Immigrant Magazine/New America Media , News Feature, Julian Do, Posted: Oct 18, 2014

Dying in America is new to many Ethiopian elders and their families, but palliative care programs can make the experience less burdensome.

 

Palliative Care: How Chinese Americans Find Comfort at Death’s Door

 

American Commercial News/New America Media, News Feature, Geoff Chin, Posted: Oct 14, 2014

Chinese Americans are learning not to avoid the taboo topic of death, but to take charge of their end-of-life decisions for their peace of mind.

 

生命末期可以更精彩 安寧緩和療護讓病人與家屬更安心

 

American Commercial News/New America Media, News Report, 陳家賦, Posted: Oct 14, 2014

今年初,我父親在馬來西亞動了腦部手術之後,因為出現併發症而昏迷不醒。醫生並不知道他會不會再醒過來,身為子女的我們被這突如其來的醫療情況感到措手不及。

 

More Chinese American Elders Stating Their End-of-Life Wishes

 

Chinese Daily News-World Journal/New America Media , News Report, Stephanie Wu, Posted: Oct 09, 2014

Although two-thirds of Asians would rather die at home, only one-third don't die in institutions. Palliative care programs can help ensure the system honors their wishes.

 

Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life’s End - But Does It Save Money?

 

KQED California Report/New America Media , News Report, April Dembosky, Posted: Jun 26, 2014

Bob Martinez, 81--fed up with hospitals--entered a special Sutter Health pilot program through Obamacare to comfort him and his family in his final months.

 

Life's Journey: A Hospice Nurse's Frank Approach to Death

 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/New America Media , News Feature, Gary Rotstein , Posted: Jun 25, 2014

Former hospice nurse Joan Baldwin-Branch, faced with her own cancer, blogged openly about her “journey” to comfort family, friends and strangers.

 

Study: Doctors Choose Different Plan for Dying Patients Than for Themselves

 

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 02, 2014

A new study of 1,100 doctors says all give patients high-tech end-of-life treatment, but choose comfort care for themselves.

 

What Happens When the Doctor Says 'Hospice' and You Understand 'Poorhouse'?

 

PRI's The World in Words, News Report, Daniela Gerson , Posted: May 31, 2014

The Spanish sites of Medicare and NIH translate hospice as hospicio. To Los Angeles resident Manuela Flores, this seems bizarre.

 

Eagle Feathers for Your Journey: Cultures Differ As Death Approaches

 

Arizona Republic/New America Media , News Feature, Connie Cone Sexton, Posted: May 08, 2014

How people approach death and near-death experiences can vary widely among cultures, whether Native American, Latino, African American or Asian.

 

Myths About Palliative Care Persist Among Indian American Immigrants

 

India West/New America Media , News Feature, Richard Springer , Posted: Mar 17, 2014

Major misperceptions about palliative and hospice care persist in immigrant communities, including the Indian American community.

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