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The Palliative Caregiver

A Caregiver's Guide to Palliative Care
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Coping with Caregiving continued...

Patients in palliative care sometimes recover. But caregivers have to be prepared for loss. 

Soon after Jackson's husband passed away her chest started hurting so dreadfully she feared it was heart trouble. And it was. "When I went to the doctor he told me that I had a broken heart and that nothing would cure it except crying and time," she says.

"Now," she adds, "I'm crying all the time -- in the morning when I get up, in the check-out line at the store, at night. And I can feel that I'm getting better."

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Reviewed on March 02, 2011

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