P1007 | Food, Fluids, and Feelings: Understanding the Body's Needs at the End of Life
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When we talk to end-of-life professionals, one of the most challenging issues to help family members and caregivers understand is the needs of the body at the end of life. When the patient begins to refuse food and fluids, family members feel afraid and helpless.
Simply said, food is love in many families, and caregivers naturally want to feed their loved one whose health is declining.
We wrote this Pocket Guide to assist you in teaching families what the body of a dying person needs. It gently reviews the effects of extra fluid on the body of a dying person, affirms the feelings and good intentions of the caregiver, educates about the emotions associated with caregiving and wanting to feed their loved one, and provides suggestions for other methods of comforting during the active dying phase.
This little card is also available on our website as a free download, but we've received several requests for it to be in Pocket Guide form to present with the other Pocket Guides. Feel free to download the free printable here.