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Anticipatory grief interventions may help caregivers cope with the impending death of the terminally ill person.
These eight modules differentiate palliative care from hospice or end-of-life care, discuss ethical issues surrounding advanced disease management, chronic disease pathophysiology and the effective management of concomitant symptoms, communication, cultural and spiritual issues and aspects related to anticipatory grief and bereavement.
When the home front costs and burdens fall repeatedly on the same shoulders, the anticipatory grief and trauma--secondary, intergenerational and betrayal--is exponential and increasingly acute.
Families will receive additional support services, such as comfort baskets made by volunteers and anticipatory grief counseling to educate them about the changes their loved ones may experience.