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.
Can Spirituality Help You Age More Gracefully?
 

Can Spirituality Help You Age More Gracefully?

KALW Spiritual Edge/New America Media, Question & Answer, Rachel Dornhelm, Posted: Dec 07, 2014

As people age and come to terms with their lives. They may ask themselves, “What happened along the way and why?” Research suggests that spirituality can help.

 

Dealing With Dementia: An African American Son Tells His Story

 

The Root/New America Media, News Feature, Yanick Rice Lamb, Posted: Nov 18, 2014

Todd Shurn, the primary caregiver of his mother, who has dementia, is among the rare African American men taking on a role mainly falling to black women.

 

A Lowrider's Final Ride--A Brave East LA Father Enters Hospice

 

EGP/New America Media , News Feature, Nancy Martinez , Posted: Oct 31, 2014

An acute problem among Latinos, shows a 2012 California State Hospice Data Report, is they are less likely than other ethnic groups to discuss the end of life issues.

 

Knowing Is Always Better: Why Latinos Need to Talk About Death

 

EGP/New America Media , News Feature, Nancy Martinez , Posted: Oct 29, 2014

Although research shows that few Latinos prepare for death, one East Los Angeles man and his family faced his end with a courageous lesson for all.

 

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.

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