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
A Meeting
In a dream I meet my dead friend. He has, I know, gone long and far...   Link to Full Poem
Two Songs For Hedli Anderson
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone......
Michael Christensen: Co-founder, Big Apple Circus; founder, Clown Care
Visiting children and their families in the hospital, Clown Care founder Michael Christensen has...
Dean Ornish on Healing
Dean Ornish talks about simple, low-tech and low-cost ways to take advantage of the body's natural...
Geripal Blog: "Thoughts on Preventative Medicine"
Tuesday December 1, 2009:  You can prevent Heart Attacks You can prevent Strokes You can...
Geripal Blog: "Penalizing Hospitals for Readmissions: Unintended Consequences?"
Tuesday December 1, 2009:  Medicare recently started publicly reporting hospital readmission...
Palliative Care Success Blog: "Engage with Grace-- Communicating End-of-Life Wishes"
Some conversations are easier than others Last Thanksgiving weekend, many of us bloggers...
Geripal Blog: "How should costs fit into the conversation about end-of-life care?"
November 23, 2009:  Diane Meier just tweeted: "60 minutes misses the point- palliative...
Geripal Blog: Dying in 14 Minutes of 60 Minutes
   November 22, 2009:  CBS did a segment entitled "The Cost Of Dying" on...
Terminally Ill and Suicide
Joan Bakewell discusses the real-life case of Mary, a terminally-ill woman in her 80s. She has...