In recent years, legislatures and courts, religious leaders and scientists, citizens and patient advocates have all weighed in on end-of-life issues ranging from whether the terminally ill should have the right to take their own lives to how much treatment and sustenance those in the last stages of life should receive.
Religious leaders, scholars and ethicists from 16 major American religious groups explain how their faith traditions’ teachings address physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia and other end-of-life questions.
Issues surrounding the end of life have been debated since long before New York became the first state to explicitly outlaw assisted suicide in 1828. This timeline looks at major events on the topic in the U.S. since the 1960s. Related Publications: Nov. 21, 2013 Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments Nov. 21, 2013 To End […]
Surveyed shortly after the online health insurance exchanges launched, a plurality of Americans said they were not working well or at all.
Survey Report A few weeks after the launch of the state-level online health insurance exchanges that are a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act, the public’s impression is that it has been a bumpy launch. About three-in-ten Americans (29%) say the online health insurance exchanges are working very or fairly well while 46% say they […]
I began a recent speech at a medical school with a question that many busy clinicians might be asking: How do we know that social media is important to health care?
Susannah Fox delivered a keynote address to a symposium hosted by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University.
How patients and caregivers seek health information in the digital age
A majority of Americans without health insurance say they will obtain it in the next six months, but only 26% say it is because of the health law’s requirement.
Two separate, but related conversations have been prominent on Twitter—one about the government shutdown and the other about President Obama's health care law, the landmark legislation at the heart of the Congressional impasse that triggered the shutdown.