Help for sister in denial of terminal illness?

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Question from sis: My sister is terminally ill with original diagnosis in 2004. She has protected herself with denial, which we understand. However, it is hard on my brothers and sisters, as we must pretend this is not happening, protect her, and be with her 24/7. What to do?
Answers - Rosalind Kleban, L.C.S.W. You can only be where she is. If you feel that she's dealing with the situation with denial, that's the very best she can do. And it needs to be respected. The job of a loving, caring family is to be there with her, to stand by her, and to do what she feels is necessary.

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