Despite opposition from some drug makers and provider groups, Illinois lawmakers are considering several bills that would allow terminal patients to try unapproved experimental drugs to extend their lives.
The House Ethics Committee in Indiana has voted for a revised ethics code in the wake of allegations that a former state House Speaker lobbied lawmakers to kill a ban on nursing home construction that would have cost his family business millions.
Ever since I used to wake up early as a young child and turn on the morning farm report on TV, my still-sleeping parents knew they had an early riser. An active morning person, if you will. They can be excused if they didn't know they were also likely rearing an honest, ethical person.
Sometimes people can love too much. For instance, when love causes an earthquake, it might be time to pull back and examine the health of the relationship.
Lost somewhere amid all the cookie baking, holiday parties and merry-making near the end of the year was nursing home operators' most optimistic story of 2013. The public has an all-time high opinion of you.
The Hastings Center has updated its "Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life." The original 1987 guidelines were influential.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is still working on the regulations for ethics and compliance programs that nursing homes were supposed to have implemented this month, CMS administrators admitted in an Open Door Forum call Thursday.
Continuing care retirement communities can improve their occupancy rates by incorporating senior move management services into their move-in enticement options.
The thorny matter of a resident's end-of-life wishes no doubt keeps many people in the nursing home profession up at night. New Jersey is working to firm up a program it has that deploys roving ethics committees to help caregivers make decisions.