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



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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