What is Palliative Medicine, and How Do You Say It?

First the undisputable: pal·li·a·tive ˈpalēˌātiv,ˈpalēətiv, Noun or Adjective. Next a proviso: Palliative Care is not the same as Hospice. (And a quick aside: Who actually is ‘Hospice’? Shocking to me when I found out, hospice is a [actually the only] Medicare benefit...

American Nursing Homes in the Twentieth Century

(This is part 4 of our 5-part series on the history of nursing homes. Other parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 5.) Basically, in a word, GOVERNMENT is all that’s needed to understand nursing homes throughout the 1900’s. By mid-century, federally-funded financing...