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What should you do in the last days or hours of death of your loved one?
What are tips to help a 6- to 9-year-old sibling cope with their feelings about a sick or dying child?
Does palliative care mean you are dying?
When can I start palliative care?
What are symptoms palliative care may help?
What diseases can be treated with palliative care?
When Is Palliative Care Appropriate?
Getting Your Affairs in Order
Advance Directives: Having the Talk
What is anticipatory grief?
Is anticipatory grief normal for caregivers?
What are things to look for when choosing a medical power of attorney?
What are some things to consider in a living will?
What are common feelings from anticipatory grief?
How can you take control of your feelings of grief as a primary caregiver?
How do I create an advance directive?
What should you do if you feel overwhelmed as a primary caregiver?
Why is it important to create memories if you feel grief as a primary caregiver?
What should I discuss with my medical power of attorney?
Can you feel grief before a loved one dies?
What personal things should you make time for when you're someone's main caregiver?
What are advance directives?
Why should you be honest about your feelings of grief as a caregiver?
Feeling Grief and Loss While You're a Caregiver
What are tips to help a 3- to 5-year-old sibling cope with their feelings about a sick or dying child?
What are things loved ones can do to help me with a life-threatening illness?
Should you talk with your child about death if they have a life-threatening condition or a terminal illness?
How well can infant and toddler siblings of a sick or dying child understand what is happening?
How do I break bad news to my children if they have a life-threatening condition?
What can parents say if they don't want to use the words "die, dead", and "dying" with their sick child?
How do 10- to 12-year-olds understand death?
How do 3- to 5-year olds understand a sick or dying sibling?
How might children react sometimes to heavy conversations about their life-threatening condition?
How do 6- to 9-year-olds understand death and dying?
If your child has a life-threatening condition and you're not sure how to talk to them about it, is there a medical professional who can help you?
What are some tips to soothe and care for an infant or toddler if their sibling is sick or dying?
How do teenagers understand death?
What are resources for dementia caregivers?
How might siblings of a child with a life-threatening condition react?
How do you tell your loved ones about a life-threatening illness?
Are there resources to start the conversation with a child about their life-threatening condition?
What should I expect if I talk to my children about life-threatening conditions?
What might happen if parents avoid a child's questions about death if the child has a life-threatening illness?
How should I talk to my child about death?
What are tips to help a 10- to 12-year-old sibling cope with their feelings about a sick or dying child?
Should you tell a child about a life-threatening illness?
What are some tips to help a teenager take charge of their feelings about a sick or dying sibling?
What is the National Institutes of Health: Clinical Trials on Palliative Care?
Talking to Children about Death
What is the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization?
Caring for a Person With Dementia
Life-Threatening Illness: What to Tell Family, Friends
What causes nerve pain and how can it be alleviated during palliative care?
What are non-drug options for easing pain due to an illness?
What are side effects of opioids?
How are opioids taken?
What causes bone pain and how can it be treated?
Managing Pain: Beyond Drugs
Pediatric Palliative Care: Easing Your Child's Suffering
Pain Medications for Palliative Care
What are examples of what a palliative care team might do?
Who is on a palliative care team?
What are some questions to ask your palliative care team?
What are the goals of palliative care?
What services can a palliative care team provide?
The Palliative Care Team
What Is Palliative Care?
What is the first step in finding palliative care?
What is the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine?
What is the Center to Advance Palliative Care?
What happens if your doctor is hesitating to make a referral for palliative care?
What are national resources to help locate palliative care programs?
How do you pay for palliative care?
When might a pediatric palliative care team be recommended?
Do you need to get a referral for a pediatric palliative care team?
Who are child-life specialists and how can they help siblings of children with a serious illness?
What wishes should parents consider if their unborn baby or newborn has a life-threatening disease?
What do birth plans include if you have a baby with a life-threatening disease?
What do neonatal palliative care givers assist in?
How can parents find support if their baby has a life threatening disease?
When is palliative care needed for an unborn baby or a newborn?
What does neonatal palliative care look like after the baby is born?
What kinds of emotions do some new or expecting parents feel after they learn their baby has a life-threatening disease?
If your baby has a life-threatening disease, who should you share the information with?
Should you consider getting a second opinion if your baby is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness?
What happens during a baby's life for neonatal palliative care?
What should parents know about their baby's life-threatening condition?
What should you know about palliative care if your baby is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness?
What does neonatal palliative care look like during delivery?
Is grieving normal if you find out your unborn baby has a life-threatening illness?
When is palliative care recommended for newborns?
Neonatal Palliative Care: Focus on Life
How can families find a pediatric palliative care team?
What is pediatric palliative care (PAC)?
What do you do if there is not a pediatric palliative care team available at your child's hospital?
What is true clinical depression due to a life-threatening illness?
How can a palliative care team help you and your child with emotions?
Who can get palliative care?
How does palliative care work and how is it different than hospice?
Does insurance cover palliative care?
Who should get palliative care?
What is palliative care for children?
How can clinical depression be treated?
If you have life-threatening illness, why is talking about it important?
Will insurance pay for palliative or hospice care?
Who can help a family deal with a child's serious illness?
When do doctors stop life support?
Palliative Care for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
End of Life: Coping with Anxiety and Depression
What’s the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?
What are the different types of life support?
What are signs you or your loved one may have clinical depression due to a life-threatening illness?
How to Find Palliative Care
How do you know what palliative medications to use?
What are side effects of drugs taken for pain during palliative or hospice care?
What are the signs one to three months before death?
Siblings of Children with Serious Illnesses
What can palliative medicines help with?
What is a durable power of attorney for health care?
Can you get addicted to opiates for palliative or hospice care?
What are the signs one to two weeks before death?
Coping with a Life-Threatening Illness
How to Get Pediatric Palliative Care
Questions of Death and Dying
How do I get palliative care?
If one of my kids is in the hospital, how can I make my other children feel included if they can't go to the hospital?
What Is Life Support?
When should you switch to hospice care for your loved one?
Planning For Your Death
What is hospice care?
What to Expect When Your Loved One Is Dying
What is an advance directive?
Do palliative care and hospice care use medications for pain?
Are people with life-threatening illnesses more likely to be depressed?
How can you make children feel more normal if their sibling is sick?
What if you are feeling grief and anxiety rather than depression from a life-threatening illness?
What are the signs of death within days or hours?
How is palliative care different from hospice?
Where can you get help and support when your loved one is dying?
Who is a part of a hospice care team?
Who should you talk to if you or your loved one has clinical depression and a life-threatening illness?
What are other signs of death?
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