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Patient Handout: Decision Making and Palliative Care How the palliative care team helps patients talk about treatment options and make the best decisions for them
Comfort Care for Clinicians How the palliative care team helps clinicians
Patient Handout: Coping with Losing Things Insights and tips for patients.
Helping Patients Cope with Losing Things How to help patients with cancer-related cognitive impairment who tell you they losing things all the time.
Patients’ Hope for a Miracle A discussion of the issues involved in responding well to patients who say they are hoping for a miracle.
Beautiful crutches This essay offers insights and tips for helping patients overcome practical and emotional obstacles to using aids (such as canes, memory aids, hearing aids) optimally.
Patient Handout: Understanding Promising Unproven Cancer Therapies A few key facts about what those therapies offer—and don't offer—to help you determine whether to consider them as options for you.
Soliloquy on a Life-and-Death Decision Get in the head of a patient making a decision about hospice vs promising-but-unproven treatment
To Try or Not to Try This essay discusses the challenges of talking about unproven new therapies such as Car-T with patients who have no standard options.
Doctors' Condolence Notes For clinicians, this essay explains why condolence notes are not passe. For families who never received a condolence note from their loved one's physician, this offers a few explanations.
When Should Patients Stop Fighting? Healing answers for patients with advanced disease who ask, "When should I stop fighting?"
Why Patients Don't Bounce Back What it means to be resilient after cancer.
Articles on Healthy Survivorship and Hope
A series on dealing with genetic inheritance
Patients' Genetic Inheritance Book review of A Cancer in the Family by Theodora Ross, MD
Your Genetic InheritanceA Patient Handout to help patients deal with the possibility that their cancer is hereditary.
My Mutation Dr. Harpham shares what it was like to learn she carried a deleterious mutation.
Your Mutation A handout to help patients deal with the news that they carry a deleterious mutation
A series on managing uncertainty
Compassion in Modern Medicine