Death is a subject most people don’t want to discuss and yet death is an inevitable part of life. Use this Web Guide to help prepare for your death or the death of someone you love. The resources here can help you manage your finances or estate in advance, and access funeral and bereavement resources.
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If someone you love is dying, these resources can help you take care of him or her with both emotional and physical support. You’ll get advice on how to communicate and relate with the dying, and find resources for hospital care or hospice. There’s also information on how to make your loved one as physically comfortable as possible during treatment or care.
The University of Virginia Health System
presents an article called “Coping With Terminal Cancer” that discusses the concept of death and how infants, toddlers, kids, adolescents and adults may view death. The article also explores the difference between anticipating loss and sudden loss, and presents questions to ask in the case of anticipated loss.
offers an article on interacting with a terminally ill loved one. Learn the best ways to support and comfort a dying person, how a relationship might change, what the emotional process often entails and how to deal with a loved one in denial of his or her impending death.
offers a “Relationships” section with many links and resources for coping with terminal illness and death. The articles in this discussion are geared toward all members of the family. Some of the topics include “Coping styles,” “Adjusting to the news,” “Euthanasia/assisted suicide” and more.
To learn about end-of-life care …
addresses the difference between hospice and palliative care, two topics frequently discussed in this section of the guide. Visit this resource if you have doubts about their distinctions.
Family Caregiving 101
outlines the best ways to communicate in the hospital setting with a focus on patients’ rights. Use this helpful information to ensure that your loved one is safely and effectively cared for, and that his or her needs and wishes are met.
Growth House, Inc.
is dedicated to improving the experience of individuals undergoing hospice care and facing terminal illness. This extensive site has links that address forms of emotional and physical support. Visit the “Handbook for Mortals
” section for information on various stages of death and its physical ramifications.
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