When does end of life begin? A look into hospice
Everyone is familiar with the high-profile and politically charged question, “When does life begin?” But as our friends and family members live longer and survive what once were commonly fatal ailments, another question takes center stage. When does end-of-life begin?
It may carry just as much emotional and political baggage.
inewsource and KPBS are embarking on a months-long examination of that question medically, financially, politically — and just as importantly — personally.
What does this mean for you and for your loved ones who are in fragile health?
Through 2013, we will be answering that question through our intensive reporting and with your help. We want to hear your feedback and your stories at firstname.lastname@example.org
Published February 5, 2013
As we live longer and survive what once were commonly fatal ailments, another question takes center stage. When does end-of-life begin?
Published March 21, 2013
A heartbreaking tale of love, Alzheimer’s, Medicare and an audit.
Published March 26, 2013
Should dying patients have to choose between hospice care and expensive treatments that could make them feel better and even prolong life?
Former San Diego Hospice employees have reached a settlement with their past employer.read more
It was another grim day for San Diego Hospice in bankruptcy court Wednesday as a few of the hospice’s remaining employees listened as attorneys made arguments over how its remaining assets will be divided.read more
The U.S. Dept. of Justice filed a $112.8 million dollar claim against the now defunct San Diego Hospice for submitting “false claims,” among other things.read more
Two oncologists talk to inewsource about choosing between age-prolonging measures and costs.read more
For the first time, the United States government has confirmed it is owed millions of dollars by San Diego Hospice.read more
During a two-year period, there were multiple medication overdoses, including one patient who received 20 times the prescribed dose of morphine. He died an hour later.read more
A heartbreaking story of love, Alzheimer’s, Medicare and an audit.read more
This is the first indication patient care was an issue for the beleaguered San Diego Hospice, not just money.read more
As many as half of the patients in San Diego Hospice last year were not eligible for care, according to testimony filed in bankruptcy court earlier this week.read more
Failure to report the data could have resulted in a suspension of the hospice’s license, but no action was ever taken.read more