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This book is a valuable resource for anyone with a serious illness or those who care for or about a cancer patient. It is full of emotional support and practical guidance especially for those coping with these difficult realities for the first time or those who hope to cope better than they may have at an earlier time. Brief and to the point, the author imparts Information about such issues as: accepting the diagnosis, emotions and attitudes, sexual Concerns, children's issues, the medical team, getting help from agencies, nutrition, how friends and family can help, home nursing and alternatives, caregiver health issues, insurance and medical record-keeping, the practical matters of death, and many more. The book can be read straight through or the table of contents used to look up answers to specific questions. The appendices provide models of important forms such as wills and power of attorney. There are also long lists of contact information for agencies nationwide which provide assistance. [from the back cover "DANA RAE POMEROY is a nationally known lecturer in hospice work. She wrote this personal account of her caregiver journey from the first days of her husband's cancer diagnosis through the final days to acceptance. Ms. Pomeroy owns and operates The Writer's Edge, an editorial and literary agency. She has written computer software programs and edited books for various publishers."
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