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.
‘Kill the Pain, Not the Patient’--Catholicism's Message on Palliative Care

‘Kill the Pain, Not the Patient’--Catholicism's Message on Palliative Care America Media , News Feature, Vivian Zalvidea Araullo, Posted: Jan 02, 2015

Despite misunderstandings about Catholic teachings, Filipino elders are learning that it’s okay to allow palliative or hospice care “kill the pain, not the patient.”


Growing Awareness of End-of-Life Care Among Nigerian Immigrants


Immigrants Magazine Online/New America Media , News Feature, Julian Do, Posted: Jan 01, 2015

Nigerian Americans are learning at life’s end, U.S. medicine has limits, and palliative care may be best for very ill seniors.


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



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.

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