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End-of-Life Counselors Can Greatly Reduce Emotional Stress

End-of-Life Counselors Can Greatly Reduce Emotional Stress

Not all patients will know exactly how they want to die. End-of-life counseling is extra important here. A well-trained counselor will know the right questions to ask a patient, and help them choose what’s best for them. Why End-of-Life Counseling Matters

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Choosing How to Die at a Young Age

Choosing How to Die at a Young Age

Everyone should be able to have the end-of-life choice that this young girl did. Only being 4 years old, Julianna Snow knew how she wanted to die. This moving story is worth the read. Heaven over hospital: Parents honor dying child’s request

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When a Family Member has Dementia

When a Family Member has Dementia

This documentary on dementia is very informative, especially on palliative care. It shows what dealing with a terminally ill family member would be like, discussions with a counselor and the family, and how one can realistically deal with the situation.

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Women Provide Double the Care for Elderly Parents Than Men

Women Provide Double the Care for Elderly Parents Than Men

In this study, it’s shown that women are much more likely to care for their aging parents than men. Brothers are known to pass the stress of care on to their sisters, and husbands pass it to their wives. They do this so much, that women carry […]

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Allowing Patients to Choose the Way They Die

Allowing Patients to Choose the Way They Die

When patients are accepting the end of life, they should be reminded of the quality of life. Being kept alive on medications and treatments can be more painful on the patients and those close to them. Many patients choose to decline treatments and live with a disease […]

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Talking About Death Can Reduce Stress at the End of Life

Talking About Death Can Reduce Stress at the End of Life

This news clip explains why you shouldn’t wait to talk with your family about death. Your loved ones must know that they are being taken care taken care of as they reach the end of life, and that they are in control of the way they die. […]

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After Accepting Death, You Can Learn To Cherish Life

After Accepting Death, You Can Learn To Cherish Life

At the end of our lives, most of us simply wish for comfort, respect, and love. BJ Miller, a palliative care physician and patient, is beyond inspirational. He shares his thoughts on dealing with death, but still cherishing life.

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Tips on Speaking to End-of-Life Patients

Tips on Speaking to End-of-Life Patients

Atul Gawande has several informative videos about the end-of-life process. In this one in particular, he tells how to go about talking to a patient in terminal condition. His tips can help anyone to be honest and open when speaking with a patient.

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