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How to prepare for Windows 7 End of Life | TechRadar
As Windows 7 reaches its ‘End of Life’ stage, Microsoft will stop supporting it. Here’s how to prepare if you still use the old operating system.
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11 weeks ago by freemoth
Recompose
"Natural organic reduction" (i.e., composting) of human remains.
end-of-life  burial  cremation 
april 2019 by peterkaminski
The Right to Live - The New York Times
After generations in denial, doctors and lawmakers are paying attention to the importance of allowing sick people a dignified death, and to the value of helping patients and their families let go and say good-bye. Aggressive medical intervention in terminal cases is increasingly considered an avoidable cruelty, inflicted on a suffering patient by someone -- occasionally a doctor, but more often a family member -- unable to acknowledge the inevitable.
cancer  healthcare  end-of-life 
march 2019 by PieroRivizzigno
Cancer treatment in the last 6 months of life: when inaction can outperform action. ecancermedicalscience - The open access journal from the European Institute of Oncology and the OCEI
For example, when a patient’s life expectancy is less than 6 months, many oncologists will not embark on any active cancer treatments. However, multiple new anticancer drugs have been approved recently after being tested in end-stage cancer patients and demonstrating median OS in the experimental arm close to 6 months. Such practice, particularly when the treatment is also accompanied by serious toxicities and cost, can undermine a peaceful life-death transition.
cancer  ethics  healthcare  end-of-life 
september 2018 by PieroRivizzigno
Psychological morbidity and general health among family caregivers during end-of-life cancer care: A retrospective census survey - Gunn Grande, Christine Rowland, Bernard van den Berg, Barbara Hanratty, 2018
Design:
National 4-month post-bereavement postal census survey of family carers of people who died from cancer, retrospectively measuring carers’ psychological health (General Health Questionnaire-12) and general health (EuroQoL EQ-Visual Analogue Scale) during the patient’s last 3 months of life.

Participants:
N = 1504 (28.5%) of all 5271 people who registered the death of a relative from cancer in England during 2 weeks in 2015 compared with data from the Health Survey for England 2014 (N = 6477–6790).

Results:
Psychological morbidity at clinically significant levels (General Health Questionnaire-12 ⩾4) was substantially higher among carers than the general population (83% vs 15%), with prevalence five to seven times higher across all age groups. Overall, carers’ general health scores were lower than population scores, median 75 (interquartile range, 50–80) versus 80 (interquartile range, 70–90), but differences were more marked at younger ages. Female carers had worse psychological morbidity and general health than male carers.

Conclusion:
Levels of psychological morbidity among family carers during end-of-life caregiving are far higher than indicated by previous research, indicating a substantial public health problem. Consistent assessment and support for carers to prevent breakdown in caregiving may produce cost savings in long term.
caring  caregiving  end-of-life  terminal  cancer  patients  family  members  depression  correlation  anxiety  stress  toll  peer-reviewed  research  human  in  vivo  situ  general  health 
september 2018 by Michael.Massing
How to Prepare, Just in Case You Die Young - WSJ
By Chana R. Schoenberger
March 4, 2018

POWERS OF ATTORNEY and PROXIES
“If you’re worried about passing suddenly or becoming suddenly incapacitated, the legal documents you should have are some sort of health-care advance directive and a living will,” Mr. Kaplan says. A health-care proxy appoints one person, older than age 18, to act on your behalf when making medical decisions. If you don’t have this document signed and something happens to you, your spouse will have the right to make these decisions for you, followed by your adult children and your parents. Make sure to designate a first- and second-choice person to be your proxy, Mr. Kaplan says.

You’ll also want to sign a living will, which lays out your intentions for end-of-life care, such as when to withhold treatment if doctors determine you’re not going to recover, and whether you wish to be an organ donor.
checklists  insurance  estate_planning  howto  dying  end-of-life  unthinkable  wills 
march 2018 by jerryking
This Is How I Want to Be Dead - The New York Times
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dying  end-of-life 
july 2017 by jerryking
Want to go out with a bang? Startup records end-of-life wishes
Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.For Andrew Smith, a six-day stay in hospital got him thinking about life and death.Granted, he was only
end-of-life  dying  start_ups 
april 2016 by jerryking
Life in a Post TMG World – Is It As Scary As You Think?
Let’s start this post about Exchange with a common question: Now that Microsoft has stopped selling TMG, should I rip it out and find something else to publish Exchange with?
exchange  tmg  adfs  security  authentication  reverse  proxy  sharepoint  threat  management  gateway  end-of-life 
march 2016 by pdemro
Planning for closure (Phil Gyford’s website)
Good article on planning a website for closure even if you're not expecting it.
2016  article  end-of-life 
march 2016 by kevka
Home | This Is My Jam
Good example of an end-of-life archive for a site
2016  reference  end-of-life 
march 2016 by kevka
Contributoria - people supporting journalism
Good example of an end-of-life archive for a site
2016  reference  end-of-life 
march 2016 by kevka

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