Hospice and Palliative Care

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Terminal Illness

Patients living with a terminal illness, and those who care for them, are confronted with a profound and difficult situation. Questions about coping, living fruitful days, interacting with loved ones, and preparing for the inevitable will certainly arise. In this guide we'll help answer these questions by connecting you to advice and information from experts around the Web.

Diagnosis of Terminal Illness

Although an illness may be terminal, there are active steps you can take toward monitoring your ... read more »

Helping Someone Who Has a Terminal Illness

How a patient responds after being diagnosed with a terminal illness cannot be predicted. There are ... read more »

Pain Management

If you're suffering, there are ways to manage the painful symptoms of your illness. Although much ... read more »

Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and palliative care programs help alleviate suffering and prepare patients for the end of their lives. This section provides Web sites for learning about what these programs offer patients and the family members of those who are dying. You'll also find resources for locating hospice and palliative care providers in your area.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • If the resources we recommend here don't yield a hospice or palliative care service that suits your individual constraints, use a search engine. The health-specific search engines listed in the "Finding Health Information" section of the findingDulcinea Health Guide should be your first stops. After that, see what comes up using your favorite search engine.
  • Not all services are represented on the Web with individual sites. But by beginning your search on the Web, you may be able to find contact information that can lead you to them.

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Speaking With Children About Terminal Illnesses

The difficulty of coping with a terminal illness is often exacerbated when children are involved. ... read more »

Terminal Illness Legal and Financial Issues

Unfortunately, in addition to the physical and emotional burdens of a terminal illness, there are ... read more »

Terminal Illness Support

Support is imperative for helping patients and caregivers get through this difficult and ... read more »

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