Questions of Death and Dying
As life draws to a close, people need answers to important questions and families must recognize not only their patient's needs but also their own. A palliative care or hospice chaplain can help.
Life-Threatening Illness: What to Tell Family, Friends
How and when to talk with your family, friends, and children about a life-threatening or terminal illness.
Getting Your Affairs in Order
Things to think about If you're facing a life-threatening illness: Be sure you've drawn up a will, filled out an advance directives form, appointed a healthcare power of attorney, and discussed funeral/burial/cremation plans with your family.
End of Life: Coping with Anxiety and Depression
The palliative care team can help patients and their families deal with anxiety and depression as the end of life draws near. If clinical depression occurs, it can be successfully treated.
Caregiver Grief and Bereavement
Grief is a process of healing. Different people grieve in different ways. WebMD offers advice on healthy grieving and lists the warning signs of complicated grief.
Caring for a Person With Dementia
WebMD's guide for dementia caregivers offers basic information on dementia as well as tips and resources for those taking care of people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
Siblings of Children with Serious Illnesses
WebMD explains palliative care teams, also known as pediatric advanced care (PAC) teams, that partner with families to address the range of typical emotions that siblings of a seriously ill child may experience.
When Is Palliative Care Appropriate?
Palliative care includes Hospice support for the dying but also improves life quality for a broad range of patients living with chronic diseases and for their families and caregivers.
Journey's End: Active Dying
A guide for caregivers whose loved one is dying. Topics include symptoms of approaching death, when to say goodbye, and resources for caregivers of dying patients.
The Palliative Care Team
A close look at who's on the palliative care team, the services the team provides, and a suggested list of questions to ask your palliative care team members.