Adjusting to Life with Cancer

Spread the loveWhen one member of the family has cancer, the whole family is changed. Whether your loved one is at home, in hospital, or in hospice, your loved one’s illness can affect how each family member feels and behaves, interrupt the household routine, and change how your family functions as a unit. If someone […]

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Assessing Capacity

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Spread the loveAs a first step in helping a person engaged in advance care planning, physicians and other health care providers must determine if the person is capable of making health care decisions Legally, people are presumed capable unless proven otherwise. To be deemed capable of making health care decisions, a person must: UNDERSTAND: a […]

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Finding community support

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Spread the loveUsing the support services and resources that are available in your community is an important part of making sure you get the care that is right for you. You can find information on what services are available in your neighbourhood and how to access them, in the Resources section of this Web site. […]

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Common Symptoms

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Spread the loveSymptoms: Other Common Symptoms Asthenia/Fatigue Dyspnea Delirium Fluid balance/edema Insomnia The information in this section is largely adapted from the Ian Anderson Continuing Education Program in End of Life Care.

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