How to talk to a child about loved one’s death

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/how-to-talk-to-child-about/id431848... . How do you tell a child their loved one is dying or has a terminal illness? There’s no one way, but Morgan Henry, a social work counselor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, works with families to help children cope when their loved one has a poor prognosis. Henry shares insights on how and when to start that conversation, how to answer kids’ questions, when to bring in a grief counselor and...

Advanced Care Planning (ACP) – communicating end of life choices in advance

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/advanced-care-planning-acp/id431848... . Advanced care planning is not about giving up, emphasizes Katherine Pisters, M.D., professor in Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, and Donna Zhukovsky, M.D., professor in Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, both at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Rather, it’s a way for cancer patients to tell their loved ones what’s important to them as they approach the end of life. MD...

How supportive care teams help dying cancer patients

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Download from itunes: http://bit.ly/VjNLcp . The time has come to say, “Your cancer is terminal and you need to get your life in order.” Who has this difficult job and how can they help ease the pain? David Hui, M.D., medical director of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, and Chaplain Steven Thorney, are part of MD Anderson’s Supportive Care Center. Here they help patients get their physical and emotional symptoms under control and work with them to establish end-of-life...