Families Dealing With A Terminal Diagnosis

  • It is helpful at an early stage for family members to seek guidance on how to anticipate and deal with issues.
  • It is important for family members to communicate honestly with each other. 
  • Anticipatory grief has many of the same symptoms as those experienced after a death has occurred.

Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory grief can occur when a family is expecting a death. Anticipatory grief has many of the same symptoms as those experienced after a death has occurred. It includes all of the thinking, emotions, cultural, and social reactions to an expected death that…

End of Life Care – Dealing With Emotions

Families having to care for a loved one who is living with a terminal diagnosis for an extended period of time, are faced with many complex challenges.  The initial diagnosis of a terminal illness creates a crisis within the family, and the most…