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Making The Decision To Go Into A Hospice in Six Steps

Step One: Take some time to assess what is important to you now.

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For instance, think about the following:

  • Consider the trade-offs that accompany continuing to fight against the advantages and  trade-offs of letting go. 
  • Are you psyched to keep fighting, even if the medical community says there is no hope and time is very short?  
  • Are you willing to go through treatments which may have little chance of working? Are there side effects of the treatments you will likely have to deal with? 
  • Are you more interested in living your remaining days being comfortable? 
  • If your medical care is a drain on your  finances, is the balance shifting to preserving your remaining capital for the needs of your loved ones? 
  • Does your religion or spiritual values permit you to stop working on a cure?
  • What is continuing to fight doing to the lives of the people you love?

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