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You Are Not Alone A Practical Guide for Maintaining Your Quality of Life While Living with Cancer You're Not Alone

End-Of-Life Care - III. Psychological And Emotional Support

Attitudes That Can Help

Positive Thinking
Support Groups
Realistic, Achievable Goals

Spirituality, Faith and Religion
Leaving Instructions to Loved Ones

When your time in life becomes limited, life becomes more precious.

We all know we are not immortal. This awareness of our finite time on earth can enhance our appreciation of our daily lives when we are healthy. When faced with a serious illness, however, that same awareness can devastate us when we most need peace of mind and freedom to focus on getting well. One way to achieve this freedom is to make known our desires about the event none of us want to contemplate - total incapacity and death. There are two good reasons for doing this. First, to ensure that your wishes are respected, and second, to avoid burdening your family and friends with the need to make painful decisions.

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