Below is a list of educational articles taken from past Currents newsletters and other resources. Currents is the newsletter of our program which we publish twice annually. Click on the title to read the article. If you’d like to read the full newsletter, you may do so by clicking this link: Currents.

Reflections from the Bedside
A Dear Friend’s Story: how one woman and her family faced her last year
Coping With Cancer
Coping Strategies: Observations and Suggestions
Grieving During the Holidays
Tips on Talking to Kids About Scary News
How to Talk to Kids About Tragedies in the Media
The Senseless Shootings: How to Talk with Your Children
What Should We Tell the Children
Helping Children Cope with Tragedy-Related Anxiety
Helping Children Deal with a Family Member’s Terminal Illness
How to Help a Friend in Grief
The Importance of Letting Go
Caregiving: Facts, Figures, Resources
Caring for Family Caregivers
Palliative Care: It’s for Caregivers, Too
Everything You Need to Know About Palliative Care
An Alzheimer’s Services Resource Guide
Honoring the Person Within: Being There for a Loved One with Dementia
Learning to Listen With the Heart
Whole Person Care
New Tools Empower Patients
Nurturing the Spirit: benefits of alternative therapies
Spirituality Questions
The Power of Personal Presence
Allowing a Natural Death
Death With Dignity
Seeking a ‘Beautiful Death’
How Not to Die
What Will Be Your Legacy?
Having the Conversation
The Importance of Planning Ahead
Serious Illness Care Planning
Before I Die: Medical Care and Personal Choices
As the World Kept Vigil: Importance of Advance Directives
Advance Directives
To Russia With Hospice: patient care
Pain Control- A Major Component of Hospice Care
Bill Moyers’ On Our Own Terms : What’s needed in End-of-Life Care
Compassion: A frequent and precious by-product of grief
Grief in the Community
After September 11th 2001: Comments on Coping with the National Tragedy

Funded by the Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, the Palliative & Supportive Care Program is operated as a department of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of Partners HealthCare. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care to persons with life-threatening illness and their families.

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