Medical Concerns

Submitted on Thursday November 6th, 2014
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Like most family members, May wanted to do everything she could for her husband. She had never before taken care of a person with a serious illness, and the process was all very new to her.

The things he had found agreeable in the past were not helping now. She was especially distressed that he would not eat.

However, with the help of the hospice nurse, the family members learned simple caregiving techniques and were able to manage his pain so that he was comfortable most of the time.

Fortunately, Lee had thought about what he wanted in terms of treatment and eventually end-of-life care. He had been able to talk with his doctors about his options, and the risks and benefits of each

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