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Helping Yourself Live When You Are Dying techniques to help you deal with the exceedingly difficult and contradictory challenge; you are dying, you know you are dying, yet it is your nature to want to live.

PatientPain Control: Dispelling the Myths Let’s explore some of the myths about the use of narcotics for pain control.

A Dying Person’s Guide to Dying By thinking ahead about what could happen - and about how you will deal with problems if they do happen, you can create a better life and a better quality of life for yourself and for the people who love and care about you.

Talking With the Special People Your loved ones may need time to adjust to the new stage of your illness. They need to come to terms with their own feelings.

Pain: What is it? Review the causes, treatments and ways to describe pain.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hospice can help you decide if and when hospice care may be appropriate.

Advance Directives refer to your oral and written instructions about your future medical care, in the event that you become unable to speak for yourself.

CouplePrescription Pain Relievers
A description of various pain relief medications, how to take them, and methods to deal with drowsiness, constipation, and nausea.

How to Relieve Pain Without Medicine For some people, pain can be relieved with relaxation, imagery, distraction, and skin stimulation.

Questions About Generic Drugs:
A generic drug is a copy of a brand name drug. It works the same as the brand name drug.

Medicare Hospice Benefit explains the special rules that govern Medicare's coverage of, and payment for, hospice care.

Medicare & Hospice Benefits - Getting Started : important facts about getting started with Medicare and Hospice

What Does Someone Dying Need? “I was declared to be dying and did not. I experienced the needs and the challenges, and lived to reflect on them.”

Choosing How to End: Our last days are an opportunity to learn life's last and most powerful lesson: There is nothing to fear.

Talking to Children About Death: What we say about death to our children, or when we say it, will depend on their ages and experiences.

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American Cancer Society: Spend a few minutes exploring this site and you will find a wealth of excellent information on a wide variety of topics.

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