Palliative Care Features
- What Are End-of-Life Doulas?
End-of-life doulas, or “death doulas,” help people nearing death prepare emotionally and spiritually.
- Palliative Care and Quality of Life
Palliative care for cancer patients helps ease discomfort, anxiety, nausea, and emotional distress. Find out how palliative care can improve quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
- Advance Directives: Having the Talk
WebMD talks to experts about when and how to make advance directives (a living will and a durable power of attorney for health care).
- The Palliative Caregiver
An overview of palliative care for the caregiver, including how to access palliative care, how to deal with the stresses of caregiving, and how to find help.
- Pediatric Palliative Care: Easing Your Child's Suffering
Bringing normalcy to families' lives is a goal of pediatric palliative care, also known as pediatric advanced care (PAC). Many families, however, resist palliative care because they think it's limited to end-of-life care.
- Coping With a Life-Threatening Illness
Palliative care improves life by helping patients and caregivers cope with life-threatening illness.
- Talk About Death
When a loved one is dying, how do you find the right words?