Author: Kristen Hanson

Assisted suicide advocates from western Massachusetts held a meeting in Worcester to promote the End of Life Options Act. I attended because, as a physician assistant, I am concerned about protecting my vulnerable patients. They had a hard time answering my questions. “Why six months when...

As Canada considers legalizing child euthanasia, one ethicist warns it would be a mistake to think the practice will never make its way into the United States. In every country that has legalized euthanasia upon request, save for one, doctors are now killing children. Wesley J....

Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. This is a global day of giving back, where you’ll have the chance to join people around the world to celebrate generosity, sowing acts of kindness and make an impact...

Laws against the killing of patients vindicate and uphold every person's right to life, especially that of the terminally ill or vulnerable. Medical practice complements these noble goals by preserving life and restoring health. The raison d'etre of palliative care is to improve quality of life and...

Three Southeast hospitals are partnering with the University of Alabama at Birmingham on a study to determine whether a telehealth platform can improve palliative care options for rural African-Americans. Community hospitals in Aiken, S.C., Alexander City, Ala., and Picayune, Miss., will coordinate the connected health project...