From Handbook For Mortals: During your illness, family and loved ones will have to make decisions and support one another.
And they will have to make practical arrangements to help you. It would help if everyone recognized that families and close
friends are really "going through it" with a seriously ill or dying loved one. Here you will find some stories and advice
about family togetherness and caregiving. Decision making; Being A Caregiver, Tips for Caregivers; How to know when things
are out of control; Being Overwhelmed; How to Help
This was written this to assist you in finding the answers you seek. I've made a few assumptions along the way. I've
assumed you're close to the one who's dying--they're your spouse or lover, your parent or sibling or child, your close friend
or trusted colleague. If your relationship is more distant, some of the specific ideas presented here may not ring true for
you. I believe the basic twelve principles, however, are universal.
Hospice article: Journaling provides you with a way to reflect on what is happening to you. Unlike keeping a diary,
journaling does not ask you to focus simply on what happened during the day. Through journaling, you are invited to look inward
at how you are affected by these struggles. Your journal will give you a place to express your pain, frustration, fear, loneliness...
It will soon become your friend in the middle of the night as you keep watch