How to talk to kids about end of life?


Question from ThomasX: My wife just stopped her treatments altogether. We are beginning hospice this week, and have children, ages 5, 8, and 14. They have been closely involved, but it is hard to say that we are stopping now. Could you offer help?
Answers - Larry Norton, M.D. If you are not sure that you're making the right decision, it is entirely appropriate to get more input from at least one other expert. It is critically important no matter what you do that you are absolutely sure that you have done everything possible to make the best decision. Information is always helpful, and ignorance feeds fear which leads to bad decisions.

On Wednesday, October 17, 2007 our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Larry Norton, M.D. and moderator Marisa Weiss, M.D. answered your questions about managing day-to-day life with metastatic breast cancer.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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