palliative care

Hinds Hospice

Regular listeners to NPR are familiar with the concept of the segment StoryCorps. The organization records thousands of conversations between family members and loved ones each year.

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This week on Valley Edition we take a look at several issues surrounding a difficult topic, death and dying. We’ll learn about a movement to help spur conversations about end of life decisions, a new report on palliative care in California, and a new bill that would bring physician assisted suicide to the Golden State.

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The death last week of 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless at a Bakersfield retirement home helped sparked a nationwide controversy over practices at nursing homes and other senior living facilities.