Life after diagnosis -- When finding the right words seems impossible -- Who to tell what and when to tell it -- Talking to your children about terminal illness and dying -- How to prepare for medical appointments -- Handling finances -- Taking care of yourself -- Caring for a young child with a life-threatening illness -- Caring for an adult child with a life-threatening illness -- Caring for a spouse with a life-threatening illness -- Caring for a parent with a life-threatening illness -- Progession of hope -- Preparing for and adjusting to hospitalizations -- Handling bad news -- Anticipating the end of life -- What is hospice and how do we talk about it? -- Understanding the physical and emotional needs of your dying loved one -- What does death look like? -- Should children go to funerals? -- After your loved one dies -- Reentry.
"Dealing with a loved one's life-threatening illness brings difficult and daunting tasks for caregivers. Not knowing when and how to say things and what to do is frightening. Caregivers often feel they are "walking on eggshells." This valuable, practical guide offers comfort, support and advice for managing economic, emotional and daily stressors from day one of the diagnosis" -- Publisher's description.