Coping and Grief Resources
The Cancer Survivors Network
The American Cancer Society has developed the Cancer Survivors Network to help assist you during this difficult time. Highlights include: A Resource Library, Assistance locating Community Resources, A place to share your personal experiences with others, and free literature on coping with grief and life after cancer.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. Also, they provide assistance with locating cancer care services and other resources.
AARP offers a wealth of information. You can learn about "The Grief Journey" and AARP Grief Programs. They also have sections on finding community support and resources, coping with your loss, remembering & celebrating the life of a loved one, and helping others heal when they have suffered a loss. Online support groups are also offered.
Hospice Foundation of America
HFA offers information the benefits of Hospice, and assistance in locating a Hospice near you. They also offer information on several topics, including "Guilt & Regret In Prolonged Illness" and "Shattering Eight Myths About Grief". You can search their "End of Life" Database, where you can find a wealth of information on pain management, death with dignity, bereavement, estate planning, and improving quality of care.
National Cancer Institute
Offers an in depth look at Loss, Grief & Bereavement. Topics include handling a life threatening illness, pathway to death, anticipatory grief, phases of grief and more.
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