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

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.


Immigrants Facing Death Without Home Hospice Support


Alhambra Source/New America Media, News Feature, Daniela Gerson, Posted: Feb 20, 2014

Alice Bian’s sells ritual Chinese afterlife items and clothes for the dead. But she didn’t know her husband could have died at home through hospice, not hospitalized.


Pittsburgh Hospice Study Raises Questions on Race, Income and Stress


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/New America Media , News Report, Gary Rotstein , Posted: Jan 22, 2014

A Pittsburgh study found more terminally ill people there use hospice than nationally, but revealed a surprising finding on race and income levels.


Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma


La Opinion/New America Media, News Feature, Araceli Martínez Ortega , Posted: Jan 06, 2014

Returning to Latin America can be a form of palliative care for dying undocumented immigrants whose last wish is to go home.


Volver a casa, última voluntad de indocumentados con males terminales


La Opinion/New America Media, News Feature, Araceli Martínez Ortega , Posted: Jan 06, 2014

Gil García García empezó a sentir un dolor agudo en el pie izquierdo, era como un piquete en el estomágo, pero no le dio importancia, se hacía el valiente.

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