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Lonhala Magnair

How Can We Afford to Die?

Everyone deserves to die with choice and dignity. Unfortunately, in America that is often not the case.

Dying can be a costly, high-stress event, filled with bureaucratic red tape, emotionally wrought families, insurance tangles, and legal disputes. On a broader scale, the persistent cloud of a struggling economy and the nation's political policies can further complicate matters.

Nursing Economic$, The Journal for Health Care Leaders, examined the controversial issues surrounding the process of dying in a special May/June 2012 issue. The journal presents extensive evidence and research from nurse leaders, as well as workable solutions.

“Now is the time to bury past demons and discussions surrounding ‘death panels’ and replace them with conversations on progressive approaches to expanding hospice and palliative care, and the use of advanced directives in the United States,” said Donna Nickitas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, and Nursing Economic$ editor.

The special issue contains articles that detail skyrocketing costs, the discomfort people experience in talking about death, and the emotional strain of end-of-life care. Six research reports are also presented. The authors outline alternatives to the care individuals usually receive at the end of life.

View/read selected articles and to order a copy (May/June 2012) of this special issue.

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