Health Facts Plus: End of Life Issues

Health Facts Plus: End of Life Issues

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From the National Institutes of Health

End-of-Life Care: Questions and Answers (National Cancer Institute)

Death and Dying (Merck & Co., Inc.) Dying Person''s Guide to Dying (American College of Physicians)

Care of the Family (Beth Israel Medical Center, Dept. of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care) Terminal Illness: Interacting with a Terminally Ill Loved One (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

Artificial Nutrition (Food) and Hydration (Fluids) at the End of Life (National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization) - Links to PDF Eldercare at Home: Dying at Home (AGS Foundation for Health in Aging) End of Life Choices - Feeding Tubes and Ventilators (Family Caregiver Alliance) Also available in Spanish Making Your Loved One Comfortable during the Last Days of Life (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Talking about Your Final Wishes (AARP) What to Do Before and After the Moment of Death (American College of Physicians) When You Have Pain at the End-of-Life (American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine) - Links to PDF

Autopsy: Life''s Final Chapter (American Medical Association) Conversations Before the Crisis (National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization) - Large PDF file Coping with Advanced Cancer (National Cancer Institute) Culturally Diverse Communities and End-of-Life Care (American Psychological Association) - Links to PDF Funeral Arrangements and Memorial Services (AARP) If You or Someone You Love is Very Ill...Ask Tough Questions (National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization) - Links to PDF Living with a Serious Illness: Talking to Your Doctor When the Future Is Uncertain (American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine) - Links to PDF

Burial Funds (Social Security Administration) Also available in Spanish Final Details: A Checklist (AARP) Finances: Looking Ahead (AARP) Survivors Benefits (Social Security Administration) Also available in Spanish What to Do When a Beneficiary Dies (Social Security Administration)

Glossary (Beth Israel Medical Center, Dept. of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care)

Community Resources (AARP) Where to Write for Vital Records (National Center for Health Statistics)

End of Life Choices - CPR and DNR (Family Caregiver Alliance) Also available in Spanish Ethical and Legal Issues (AGS Foundation for Health in Aging) Getting Legal Help (AARP)

Helping Younger People Cope with Death and Funerals (American College of Physicians) Talking to Children about Death (National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center) - Links to PDF When Somebody Dies (Nemours Foundation)

End of Life Care: A Guide for Seniors and Caregivers (American Geriatrics Society)

End-of-Life Choices: CPR and DNR (Family Caregiver Alliance) - Links to PDF - In Chinese End-of-Life Choices: Feeding Tubes and Ventilators (Family Caregiver Alliance) - Links to PDF - In Chinese

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Date last updated: 01 December 2006 Topic last reviewed: 26 December 2006

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