Palliative care boosts quality of life for people with advanced leukemia

When offered early on, palliative care improves quality of life, mood, and end-of-life care for patients with advanced acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Jan. 7, 2021 ~4 min

End-of-life care stats reveal racial gaps

Black people seek substantially more intensive treatment as part of end-of-life care, a new study shows. White people are more likely to choose hospice.

WaunShae Blount - Johns Hopkins • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~7 min

Why people with cancer go to the emergency room

There are an estimated 15 million people in the United States with active cancer. A look at why they go to the ER suggests ways to improve their care.

Leslie Orr-Rochester • futurity
Oct. 28, 2019 ~3 min

Many heart patients miss out on earlier palliative care

Research finds that by the time many heart patients get a referral for palliative care, they are actually at the point when hospice is necessary.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
May 6, 2019 ~2 min

Harvard bioethics conference focuses on physician-assisted death

Advocates and opponents of medical-aid-in-dying laws, also called physician-assisted death, gathered at Harvard Medical School for a two-day conference organized by the HMS Center for Bioethics.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 16, 2019 ~8 min