End of Life

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Taking Control of End-of-Life Care

Amy Tracy

End-of-life medical care is complicated and sometimes murky, often requiring quick decisions on matters of life and death. Having a plan in place can make all the difference.

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Mother and son sitting on the sofa at home and communicating

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Approaching End-of-Life Discussions With Aging Parents

Many adult children find themselves facing tough decisions — and tough discussions — as they witness signs of their parents’ health failing.

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The Problem with Ending It All: A Response to Physician-Assisted Suicide

Amy Tracy

Physician-assisted suicide is dangerous sign of the times, as doctors move from their longstanding oath of doing patients no harm to actually facilitating their death.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Colorado Only Broadcast: Why Physician-Assisted Suicide is a Mistake

Drs. Margaret Cottle and William Toffler explain why physician-assisted suicide laws are dangerous to society and urge Colorado listeners to oppose currently proposed physician-assisted suicide legislation coming up for vote in the state.

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Elderly woman looking off in the distance

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Sermons on the End of Life

Sermons to help you understand more about the end of life.

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A Bible with a red coffee cup

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Scriptures On the End of Life

What does the Bible say about the end of life?

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Elderly couple at the park bench

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Facts and Research About the End of Life

More information about the end of life.

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Nurse laughing with elderly woman

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Impact Stories: End of Life

Learn more about how to deal with the death of a loved one.

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Physician assisted suicide

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Physician Assisted Suicide

Physician-assisted suicide is positioned by some as a caring response to the challenge of dying. But is it?

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Son walking his father in a wheelchair

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Caring for Ill or Aging Parents

For many families, the discussion about who will take care of Mom and Dad comes on the heels of a crisis. As a result, most families find themselves unprepared to handle their parents' increased dependency.

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Adult children caring for ill dad

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Making Medical Decisions for a Loved One: A Caregivers Guide

What do you do if a loved one cannot make his or her own medical decisions due to an injury or terminal illness? How can you make the right choices for them?

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Jason & Kara Tippetts

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Different Pathways

Paula K. Parker

When Brittany Maynard committed suicide last November to avoid the prolonged pain of terminal brain cancer, leftist activists began using her story to push bills legalizing physician-assisted suicide. Meanwhile, other terminal cancer patients-like Kara Tippetts of Colorado-say a "dignified death" means living every moment of God-ordained life.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Navigating End-of-Life Decisions (Part 2 of 2)

As a follow-up to our recent broadcast featuring Kara and Jason Tippetts, "Living Faithfully With Cancer," the Tippetts are joined by hospice physician and palliative care expert Dr. Margaret Cottle to explain how families can navigate end-of-life decisions. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Navigating End-of-Life Decisions (Part 1 of 2)

As a follow-up to our recent broadcast featuring Kara and Jason Tippetts, "Living Faithfully With Cancer," the Tippetts are joined by hospice physician and palliative care expert Dr. Margaret Cottle to explain how families can navigate end-of-life decisions. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Living Faithfully With Cancer (Part 2)

Kara Tippetts and her husband, Jason, discuss her ongoing battle with cancer and the impact it's had on their lives, marriage, children and faith. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Living Faithfully With Cancer (Part 1)

Kara Tippetts and her husband, Jason, discuss her ongoing battle with cancer and the impact it's had on their lives, marriage, children and faith. (Part 1 of 2)

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