Comfort & Care In A Final Illness: Support For The Patient & Caregiver

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Da Capo Press, Apr 5, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 176 pages
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Whether you or someone close to you has received a terminal diagnosis -- this period of time can be a final gift.

Guidance for the patient

You've been terminally diagnosed, and you need advice to help you make the best of the situation and the time you have left. Here's guidance, including:
-- Emotional adjustment
-- Medical care
-- Hospital vs. home care
-- Legal and financial arrangements
-- Saying goodbye

Support for the caregiver

As a caregiver to someone who is terminally ill, you can be a guiding light. June's practical advice for the caregiver's role will simplify the process. Some helpful topics are:
-- Honest communication
-- Listening skills
-- Physical support
-- Caring for yourself -- avoiding burnout
-- Final arrangements


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