If someone you love is going into hospice care, these tips on how to help a hospice patient will give you an insider’s perspective. Knowing what your loved one is going through will help you take care of them until the end.
Controlling the process of dying is something people often do. Here, a thanatologist shares what she has learned from people at the end of their lives.
Your spiritual health changes how you experience death – whether you’re the person dying or the caregiver. Learn how spiritual health affects palliative care – here’s a summary of a webinar by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.
The thought of being with someone dying may fill you with fear and anxiety. These insights on how to be with a dying person will help you center yourself, and focus on your loved one’s needs.
Ken Wheatley, the co-director for the lung cancer alliance for California, describes the lessons he learned after losing his wife to lung cancer.
Learn about the different types of complementary or alternative therapies for hospice patients, including aromatherapy, massage, Reiki, music therapy, and pet therapy.
Learn what hospice care is, how to find a good hospice, and when to start looking for treatment options when you’re terminally ill. The more you know about hospice care, the better off you’ll be.
At a workshop by the North Shore Palliative Care Program, I learned the benefits and drawbacks of providing end of life care in your home to a loved one.
Here are three common issues many people face when diagnosed with a terminal illness. Facing death brings up questions about the difference you made, who you affected, and what the afterlife will be like.