Peter Whoriskey
Peter Whoriskey
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Peter Whoriskey is a staff writer for The Washington Post handling investigations of financial and economic topics. Previously, he has written about pharmaceutical research, income disparity,  unemployment, and the recession. As the Post’s Southern bureau chief, he covered Hurricane Katrina. Before that he worked at the Palm Beach Post and the Miami Herald.

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How the drive for profits is shaping end of life care

How the drive for profits is shaping end of life care

A government report finds that some hospices are seeking financial gain by recruiting healthy patients.

For-profit hospices offer strikingly
less service than nonprofits

For-profit hospices offer strikingly <br>less service than nonprofits

A Post analysis found that patient care suffers despite claims of greater accessibility and efficiency.

The many hospices that fail patients just before they die

The many hospices that fail patients just before they die

Families too often call and call for help, with no response from their hospice.

‘Warehouses for the dying’: Are we prolonging life or prolonging death?

‘Warehouses for the dying’: Are we prolonging life or prolonging death?

“What have they done to deserve this punishment?” Some doctors question aggressive treatments for the dying.