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End of life planning

Breaking the silence

If a person has a terminal illness, family members have to observe if he or she has come to terms with it. If so, this would be a good time to talk about end-of-life plans. 

When I'm gone

Making a safe space for caregivers and patients to have frank conversations is important. It allows the latter to talk about and share plans they have for the end of their lives without letting the former feel the burden of care that usually accompanies this conversation. 

Caring for the caregiver

Caregivers of terminally ill patients can benefit from a support network that divvies up various duties, freeing up time for primary caregivers to recuperate and tend to their own needs.

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