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A few words about End With Care


In today’s world of medicine, nursing and the allied health professions, end-of-life care refers to health care, not only of patients in the final hours or days of their lives, but more broadly care of all those with a terminal illness or terminal condition that has become advanced,how get information progressive and incurable.  As the population continues to age and medical advances progress rapidly, the final stages of life are becoming more important. One of the challenges facing health and social service providers is information, or more specifically, how can people get useful information? Many individuals and families face end-of-life crises without access to resources and support that could help.

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Rooted in history


End With Care is relatively new, but the underlying concept of our service and support offering is tried and tested. Funded by the state in 2001, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission logoCommission on End-of-Life Care was established. The Commission brought together a blue-ribbon group of experts to study and propose ideas to meet the increasing needs of those in the final stages of life and in need of a wide range of resources available throughout the state.

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Public policy issues of end of life care


“How people die remains in the memory of those who live on.”

Dame Cicely Saunders (1918-2005)
founder of the modern hospice movement

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In a just-published issue of the journal Health Affairs (July 2017) devoted entirely to end of life care issues, the editor Alan R. Weil introduces the topic in this way: “Few areas of health care are as personal, or as fraught, as care for people with serious illnesses who are approaching death. At a point in their lives when their needs are often as much social and spiritual as they are medical, people are confronted with a fragmented, rescue-driven health care system that produces miraculous results but also disastrous failures.”

 

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About End With Care

End With Care Corp is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization helping to provide end-of-life information and access to resources found
throughout Massachusetts.

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