Monday, February 7, 2011

Book Review - When the Focus is on Care

I read really this one didn't take too long...When the Focus Is on Care: Palliative Care and Cancer (click the title for book info)

When I went looking for books about cancer and dying most of what I found was about surviving breast cancer.  There are not many resources out the for women with any other kind of cancer; even fewer for those of us actually dying of cancer.  This book is very useful for it's purpose (preparing for the end of life).

It helps you understand your rights when the focus of your treatment is no longer a cure.  Every terminal cancer patient must, at some point, come to terms with the fact that they are dying, there are things you must do before you die (legal stuff), and no one wants to die in pain!

Lots of legal suggestions, questions for your doctor, and stories of surviving caregivers, plus a large section for the family caregiver(s)...I give this one 4 out of 4 stars! 

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