End-of-Life & Related Issues

Learn about end-of-life and related issues. Your primary care doctor may help you with some of these issues or recommend that you seek services from a human services agency, mental health center, or other organization.

If you do not see a topic of interest to you, please try the A to Z listing of health conditions.

recommended reading
These articles provide in-depth information and are written to help you make the best healthcare decisions for you and your loved ones.
Caregiver Secrets
Choosing a Health Care Agent
End-of-Life Care
Writing an Advance Directive

decision points
When dealing with an illness or health problem, you have to make decisions—when to call a doctor, which test to have, and what treatment to use. Decision Points are designed to help you learn about your choices and options, and to prepare you to work with your healthcare provider to make the best decision for your care.
Should I receive artificial hydration and nutrition?
Should I receive CPR and mechanical ventilation?
Should I stop kidney dialysis?
Should I stop life-prolonging treatment?
Chronic Pain
Stress Management
medication center
medication assistance

This section provides you with an alphabetical listing of more than 1,000 medications, including prescription drugs and those you can purchase over-the-counter. Just select your medications to learn more about them. You can choose your medication by brand name or generic name.

Medications A-Z

If you are having difficulty paying for your medications you may qualify for financial assistance or free medications. Visit the Medication Assistance Center to learn about available medication and insurance programs.

Don't let financial problems stop you from getting the treatment you need; there are resources and organizations that may be able to help you.

additional resources

This listing provides you with Internet sites that are sponsored by government agencies or are well-known and credible national organizations.

Aging With Dignity
Family Caregiver Alliance
FirstGov for Seniors
MEDLINEplus—Death and Dying
MEDLINEplus—Health System Topics
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Surfing the Internet
When looking at Internet sites, remember that the information can be sponsored by anyone. Take into account the sponsoring group or individual when gathering information or help. Be especially careful about giving out personal or financial information.

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Last modified on: 30 June 2015

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