Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:28:35 +0000
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZThe dying process usually starts well before death actually occurs. Learn how to recognize the signs of approaching death.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA select collection of the dying words spoken by America's presidents.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZThe physical symptoms to expect when dying from kidney failure or end-stage renal disease, if dialysis is not an option.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA select collection of the last words spoken by various people that appear ironic in hindsight.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA select collection of the dying words spoken by famous stars of movies, television and stage.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZWhat is dying from lung cancer like and what should my loved ones and I expect?
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZThere are five tasks that a dying person should accomplish to have closure at the end of life.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZEnd-of-life decisions for hospice patients may include voluntary stopping of eating and drinking. What does this mean for the patient and caregivers?
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA select collection of the last words spoken by various famous religious figures throughout history.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZInspiring messages, quotes and sayings about the grief caused by the death of a mother, whether yours or someone you know.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZUse these tips to recognize and help manage common end of life signs in dying people, including pain, constipation and decreased appetite.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZIt can feel awkward and uncomfortable to talk to a dying person. Learn how to overcome your fears by talking about death and dying effectively.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA select collection of the last words spoken by famous (and infamous) criminals, crooks, cons and gangsters.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA dying person may prepare for death by using a life review or life reconciliation. These are the five stages of life review.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZSeven steps to help you write a condolence letter or note and find the right words to express your sympathy to someone grieving a loved one's death.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA select collection of the dying words spoken by famous musicians and composers.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZAlzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are cruel diseases that progress over time and eventually will lead to death. What to expect.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZTreatment aimed at relieving the symptoms associated with serious illnesses and improving a patient's quality of life. It is NOT hospice care.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA select collection of proverbs and folk sayings about death, grief and mourning from a variety of cultures.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZStopping dialysis will eventually lead to death in patients with advanced renal failure but may improve the quality of life of a patient who is seriously ill. Making the decision to stop dialysis is a difficult one. Here are some tips to help.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA timeline of the physical processes that occur to the human body soon after death.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZUplifting quotes and sayings about the grief caused by the death of a child.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZEverything you need to know to recognize, prepare for, and cope with the dying process.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA list of the pros and cons in the debate over medical marijuana, in addition to a call for greater, and higher-quality, research on its efficacy in pain management.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA collection of memorable last words spoken by famous crowned heads throughout history
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZWhen is palliative care appropriate for patients with dementia? Find information about dementia and hospice criteria for dementia.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZWhat is dyspnea, what causes it and medical and non-medical interventions/treatments that can help terminally ill patients breathe easier.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZThe most helpful, meaningful things you can say to a parent coping with the death of a child.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZInspiring messages, quotes and sayings about the grief caused by the loss of a brother, whether yours or someone you know.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZTips and suggestions to help you write and deliver a thoughtful, meaningful eulogy or remembrance speech
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZDefinition of DABDA, the five stages of coping with death.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZInspirational quotes on grief, loss and mourning following the death of a loved one.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZFive tips to help you write and deliver a touching, meaningful eulogy in nearly any funeral or memorial setting.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZMy loved one is dying but doesn't know. Do I have to tell her that she is dying?
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZWords can never fully express how much someone means to us, but language can still provide comfort, and hope following the death of a loved one.
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2016-04-28T11:28:35ZDelirium and terminal restlessness are distressing symptoms that may occur in dying patients. Find out what they are and how to spot and manage them.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZThe definition and causes of the death rattle, and how to treat it at the end of life.
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2016-04-28T11:28:35ZHospice care is a philosophy of care that focuses on comfort and quality of life.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZInspiring quotes on the death, dying and grief caused by the loss of a father.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZInspiring messages, quotes and sayings about the grief caused by the loss of a sister, whether yours or someone you know.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA select collection of memorable last words spoken by famous military leaders throughout history
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZIt can be incredibly difficult for many people to talk to their dying loved one. Common misbeliefs about talking to the dying.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZPain management options in palliative care.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZInformation and tips for those caring for the dying. Includes information on the dying process and steps to take to ensure comfort. Focus on safety, comfort, eating and drinking, and restlessness.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZWhy would anyone seek physician assisted suicide? Find out here.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZThe steps you should follow to plan a funeral or memorial service, whether for yourself or for a loved one.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZThe reality of death and dying makes us uncomfortable, so we often resort to terms like these to avoid it.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZAlso known as the emergency kit, the hospice comfort kit is a prescribed set of medications kept in a patient's home in the event of an emergency.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA discussion of the pros and cons of both smoked medical marijuana and Marinol, a synthetic form of THC.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZMedicare creates four distinct levels of hospice care based on the patients needs: routine care, continuous care, inpatient care, and respite care.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZExplanation of Anticipatory Grief.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZComforting, inspiring poems/poetry if you're grieving a death or need to write a eulogy or condolence letter.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZThree meaningful sympathy expressions to help you express your condolences and offer comfort to someone grieving the death of a relative or friend.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA list of superstitions surrounding death, dying, funerals and cemeteries.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA collection of memorable last words spoken by famous painters and sculptors.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZSuggestions to help people cope with the impending death of a loved one. When to ask for help and working through feelings of guilt when resentment arises.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZFive common expressions you should never say at a funeral or memorial service to someone grieving the death of a loved one.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZIf your loved one is dying, you might be wondering how you can help. Here is a list of helpful actions you can take to help your dying loved one.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA select collection of the dying words spoken by famous novelists, poets, philosophers and playwrights.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA simple checklist-style overview of survivor responsibilities to help you prioritize and keep track of what needs to be done after the death of a loved one.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZThe definitions of inurnment, interment and internment, as well as the crucial differences in meaning between these commonly confused words.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZDescription of palliative care, including goals, the palliative care team and settings of care.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZInspirational quotes on the death, dying and grief caused by the loss of a grandparent.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZEdward M. Kennedy's eulogy of Robert F. Kennedy provides a profoundly meaningful, lasting tribute to his slain brother.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA select collection of quotes on grief, loss, mortality and death from William Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZNausea and vomiting are common and distressing symptoms for many palliative care and hospice patients. Find out how you can help manage nausea and vomiting.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZHow to recognize and treat a marijuana allergy.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZVarious types and causes of dementia that may be seen in the palliative care and hospice setting.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZAn overview of the burial and memorial benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZWhat is grief and why do we mourn? Find out what's normal and what's not.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZMeaningful ways you can keep your mother's memory alive during the holiday.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZLearn how to avoid these common mistakes and pitfalls when navigating the difficult journey of the end of life with these five don'ts.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZAnger is a common stage of coping with a terminal illness. Here are tips for dealing with a dying loved ones' anger.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZCheyne-Stokes respiration is essentially irregular breathing. Learn about it occurs, whether it causes discomfort, and what might be done about it.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZThe definition of renal or kidney dialysis and how the process works.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZHospice care is a philosophy of care that embraces the idea of comfort and dignity at the end of life. What are the advantages and disadvantages?
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZTips for treating anxiety in dying patients.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZThe latest CDC data on the top 10 causes of death in the United States, as of 2011.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZMorphine Sulfate is considered the
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZThree significant aspects of cremation explained to help you decide if it is right for yourself or someone you love.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA collection of memorable last words spoken by characters from famous movies just before they bit the cinematic dust.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZSummaries of two grief-related concepts or theories involving the four phases of grief, and the four tasks of mourning to help the grieving.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZInspirational quotes on the death, dying and grief caused by the loss of a wife.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA summary of the military funeral honors ceremonies available to veterans, and who is eligible to receive them.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA select collection of the dying words spoken by literary figures in famous books and plays.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZAn overview of palliative sedation to alleviate suffering, also known as terminal sedation.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA select collection of quotes on the death, dying and grief caused by the loss of a coworker, boss or supervisor at a workplace.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZThose who are in opposition to physician assisted suicide commonly argue four main points. Find out what they are here.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZMedicare was the first health care system in the U.S. to cover hospice-related services. The Medicare Hospice Benefit is covered under Medicare Part A.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZDelirium and terminal restlessness are distressing symptoms in dying patients. Learn how to help manage delirium and terminal restlessness.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZDoes palliative sedation cause death, like euthanasia? What separates palliative sedation from euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide?
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZAn explanation of the direct cremation process to help you determine if it is right for you or someone you love.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZA select collection of quotes about the fear of dying and death we all feel at one time or another.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZInspirational quotes on the death, dying and grief caused by the loss of a pet.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZEuthanasia is the act of a physician or third party ending a patient's life in response to severe, persistent and untreatable pain and suffering.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZPeople often feel awkward using or saying the deceased's name following a death, so what's best for the grieving?
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZSuggestions to help your child better understand and cope with the reality of dying and death.
2016-04-28T11:28:35ZMeaningful ways to repurpose funeral flowers, plants and floral arrangements after a funeral/burial service.