end of life


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end of life

Hardware or software that is no longer manufactured or supported. An end of life announcement by a vendor stipulates when the manufacturing will end, or if already ended, how far into the future support for the product will be provided.
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The end of life was reserved for the Dog, wherefore the old man is often snappish, irritable, hard to please, and selfish, tolerant only of his own household, but averse to strangers and to all who do not administer to his comfort or to his necessities.
But one night, feeling that the end of life for him was near, he asked the brothers to give to him for the last time the Eucharist, or sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
His citizens, therefore, must be men of leisure, capable of rational thought upon the end of life. He does not recognise the significance of that less conscious but deep-seated membership of the state which finds its expression in loyalty and patriotism.
I listened with every sense, scarcely breathing; plunged, like Captain Nemo, in that musical ecstasy, which was drawing him in spirit to the end of life.
"We want to find out whether care for the dying is equitable across the county and if there is a joined up approach between different services to end of life care including out-of-hours services."
The End of Life Directions for Aged Care website was developed by a consortium of eight partners comprising three of Australias leading universities and five peak industry bodies.
"Embracing the End of Life: A Journey Into Dying & Awakening" by author, teacher, therapist, speaker, and consultant Patt Lind-Kyle shares the idea of death as a journey of three steps--Resistance, Letting Go, and Transcendence.
"The diverse list of identified strategies indicates that improving care to address the unique, complex, multilayered dimensions of quality of life at the end of life requires a multidisciplinary approach and consistency among care providers, including administration, clinical management, front-line caregivers and support staff," the authors wrote.
"I'm pleased to allocate the additional PS1m funding to support the End of Life Care Delivery Plan, which reaffirms our commitment to ensuring people have a healthy, realistic approach to dying, and are able to plan appropriately for the event.
"We believe that our exciting plans will offer choice at the end of life and address the current inequality of available hospice care in the area and end the postcode lottery that exists."
Because we live in a death-phobic culture, where many of us would rather turn away from the dying process, it can be a radical act to offer and accept care at the end of life.
West Virginia's Palliative Care Network is continuing to grow with more patients having their pain and symptoms controlled and more being discharged home where they prefer to be at the end of life. Although these outcomes speak quite highly to West Virginia's system for end-of-life care, there are still many opportunities to improve the system including a greater percentage of West Virginians completing advance directives, more hospitals developing palliative care services, and more nursing homes assisting their residents to complete POST forms.