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How Can Occupational Therapists Help Cancer Patients?
9.05.2019 hopeful

A licensed occupational therapist is trained to help clients struggling with injuries, disease, disability, mental health issues or developmental problems gain the necessary skills to be more self-sufficient in their day-to-day lives.

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How Cancer Caregivers Can Cope With Mean Patients

The emotional journey a cancer patient is on may sometimes spill over into unexpected outbursts of sadness, fear, or even out-and-out animosity or hatefulness toward the very people the patient is closest to. There are many reasons an otherwise friendly, loving family member, spouse or friend may lash out in hurtful ways, each related to fear, anxiety, guilt and/or anger. Here are six tips for coping with a patient’s angry outbursts.

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6 Tips for Helping Siblings With a Child's Cancer Diagnosis

When a child in the family is diagnosed with cancer, the dynamics of that family are going to undergo some profound changes. Use these tips to help your healthy children better cope with a cancer diagnosis.

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5 Tips for Talking to Children About Dying

What do you do to make sure your child understands what dying means, and how do you start the conversation? While the answers will be different for every child, and depends on their age and stage of development, here are some general guidelines.

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Demystifying Hospice Care
7.17.2019 hopeful

Hospice care offers supportive and palliative care, meaning management of symptoms, but not curing them. This means that patients can accept that they are nearing the end of their life without having to go through the pains of treatment. In hospice care, patients are made as comfortable as possible while their disease progresses.

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How to Cope When Your Child Is Diagnosed With Cancer

During the first few weeks, parents of cancer patients have an entirely new world to navigate and a lot to manage, and may feel overwhelmed or ill-equipped to deal with what’s to come. Here are our tips and suggestions for helping parents cope, as well as some followup resources for further study.

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