- Nearing the End of Life
- Your emotions or what you might feel
- The importance of communication
- Making end-of-life decisions
- Advance directives
- Life insurance
- Money and income
- Choosing home care
- Choosing hospice care
- Physical symptoms in the last 2 to 3 months of life
- When death is near
- Facing death
- To learn more
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Last Medical Review: 05/02/2011
Last Revised: 05/02/2011