Euthanasia

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Hospice company settles False Claims Act allegations for $4 million ... Colorado says no to right-to-die legislation ... NYT examines Obamacare's issue for GOP ... PA recovers $1.8 million for long-term care funds

State News for August 2014

State News for August 2014

KANSAS — The state no longer will publicly release survey results for nursing homes going through the informal dispute resolution process, the Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) recently announced. Long-term care associations and consumer advocacy groups have protested the new system, the Kansas Health Institute News Service reported.

Palliative sedation at end of life is appropriate in cases of extreme suffering, review article says

Palliative sedation at the end of life is ethically sound and has "an important place on the continuum of appropriate palliative care," according to a new review article.

Quadriplegic man granted right to die in controversial Australian court case

An Australian nursing home will not be held criminally responsible for discontinuing feeding and allowing a 49-year-old quadriplegic resident to die, an Australian judge ruled Friday.

Obama talks healthcare reform with seniors at AARP town hall meeting

Obama talks healthcare reform with seniors at AARP town hall meeting

President Barack Obama Tuesday fielded questions about healthcare reform at a tele-town hall meeting sponsored by AARP, a powerful seniors advocacy group. He discussed living wills, Medicare Part D, and when he can expect his own AARP card.