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    Medical Reference Related to Palliative Care

    1. Talking to Children about Death

      WebMD offers age-based advice on what parents might say to siblings of a sick or dying child.

    2. How to Get Pediatric Palliative Care

      WebMD offers a guide for parents who are searching for palliative care services for a sick child.

    3. Neonatal Palliative Care: Focus on Life

      When a fetus or newborn is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, parents need help coping. WebMD spells out what this means -- and what kind of help is available.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

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