Date

6-4-2014

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Family, Life Course, and Society | Health Services Administration | Information and Library Science | Medicine and Health | Public Health Education and Promotion | Therapeutics

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe my experience during the last few days of my father's life. My father had been suffering with dementia for approximately eight years. As a family, we worked together to plan his care. However, we were not prepared for his last days of life. Understanding the process helped me cope with the end of my father's life. The end of the article includes links to some freely available resources to help you, your family, and your patrons.

Comments

Citation: Glassman, Penny. Understanding the Last Days of Life: Information and Resources for Patients and Family Members. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 2014 Jun 04;18(2):202-207. doi: 110.1080/15398285.2014.902285. Link to article on publisher's site

This is the Author's Accepted Manuscript of an Article published in Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 04 Jun 2014, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15398285.2014.902285. Author manuscript posted as allowed by the publisher's author rights policy at http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/lisrights.asp.

Keywords

Advance care planning, dementia, end of life, hospice care, last hours of life

 
 

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