Family, Friends and Patients Area

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This area of the CDF website provides a multitude of palliative care and end-of-life resources for patients, caregivers and family members.  If you have a story, letter or poem that you would like to share, please use the "submit content" link at the bottom of the left side bar. 

Latest Content
Geripal Blog: Q&A with Jeff Gordon - Author of "A Death Prolonged"
Many terminal patients linger through their final months with a miserable quality of life and too...
Geripal Blog: Social Workers Are Awesome
Social Workers Are Awesome Posted: 15 Mar 2010 02:00 AM PDT In 1927, Francis Peabody remarked that...
Positive and Negative Religious Coping and Well-Being in Women with Breast Cancer
  Abstract:  Although religions is important to many people with cancer, few studies have...
Family Support in Pediatric Palliative Care: How Are Families Impacted by their Children's Illnesses?
This is an interersting article on the impact illness has on a pediatric patient's family. ...
GeriPal: What a nursing assistant will tell us...if we ask
Posted: 29 Jan 2010 01:34 PM PST A friend recently forwarded me an update to a story first reported...
Advance Care Planning: Role of the Primary Care Physician
Hard Choice for a Comfortable Death: Sedation
This is an interesting article on terminal sedation (part of a series) that was featured on the...
On The Southern Front: A Written Piece by Julia Alvarez
This is a wondeful article written by Julia Alvarez, author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their...
Anna Deavere Smith: "Let Me Down Easy"
The link below is to a November 6, 2009 episode of democracy now where Amy Goodman interviews Anna...
Memory of My Father
Every old man I see Reminds me of my father When he had fallen in love with death One time when...