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Talking To Your Children About Your Terminal Illness

A Guide for Parents Written by Amanda Menard, LPN Republished with permission acls.net When a parent is diagnosed with a terminal illness, this new situation will affect the entire family, including the children. In these cases one of the main concer [...]

Palliative Care for Children – A Special Focus

There are many misconceptions surrounding the term end of life or palliative care, and one is that it is only for elderly people or those with cancer.  The diagnosis of a terminal illness in a child or teenager is shattering for everyone involved.  T [...]

A Child or Teenagers Involvement in Their Care Decisions

A care plan for adults with a terminal illness usually includes Health Directives and/or various Powers of Attorney, which are legally binding documents to be used when the person no longer has the capacity to make decisions for themselves.  They rec [...]

Understanding the facility’s ‘Resident Agreement’

The facility’s ‘Resident Agreement’ which covers the persons rights and responsibilities, will state the criteria as to whether or not the home will be able to provide care at the final stages of life. Further to the agreement, the decision to go to [...]

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Terminal Illness – 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 comm [...]

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