Researchers say they have identified eight specific physical signs that strongly indicate that someone with advanced cancer is entering the last days of life. The hope is that this information will help family members and other caregivers better handle an impending death, as well as be more prepared for choices that may have to be made during end-of-life care. Read the full article.
Dr. Thomas Smith, Director of Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, will be giving a free educational lecture on Friday, February 6, 2015. He urges “anybody who is at risk for having a serious illness and/or dying sometime in this life” to attend. Read more about Dr. Smith’s vision of palliative care and advance care planning.