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Grief: Waves of Sadness

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  • This physician recognizes the way families (and providers) suffer together in the illness experience.

The article depicts the story of a woman battling cancer in a hospital room, with her devoted son constantly by her side. Despite her son’s unwavering presence and dedication, he struggles with feelings of dissatisfaction and worry, always questioning the medical care provided. The son has made significant sacrifices, quitting his job and using his savings to prioritize his mother’s well-being. Through a moment of realization, the author gains a newfound respect and understanding for the son’s sacrifices and deep love for his mother. The article emphasizes the interconnectedness of families in times of suffering and highlights the importance of providing holistic care to both patients and their loved ones

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Palliative Care: Providing Psychosocial and Spiritual Support

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