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The terminal phase of an illness can create unimagined challenges, emotions and concerns for you, your loved ones and your family. A major shift in caring for the patient occurs: Treating the patient to significantly prolong life becomes making the patient's last days as comfortable and painless as possible.

End-of-life care, as well as the special needs of children at this time, can be instrumental in helping you meet these end-of-life challenges and concerns and transform them into growth-engendering opportunities.

Whether you're the patient, loved one or caregiver, you'll have to deal with all or some of the following during this difficult time:

last updated on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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