I have been communicating with a friend I have never met but who I have known since Bill was alive. We met on one of the listserves, the Circle, a list heavily populated by women dealing with the realities of prostate cancer. Her husband was diagnosed 10 years ago and is reaching the end of available treatments. It is a difficult time for both of them. I found a website that might be helpful to them. It might be helpful to many at earlier stages of prostate cancer also. The Caring Connections site says, It’s about how you live.

Some of the topics they address are:

Planning Ahead

  • Leaving a Legacy
  • Saying Goodbye [PDF]
  • Conversations Before the Crisis [PDF]
  • If You or Someone You Love is Very Ill…Ask Tough Questions [PDF]
  • End-of-Life Decisions: Clinical Issues [PDF]
  • Artificial Nutrition and Hydration at the End of Life [PDF]
  • Care and Comfort at the End of Life [PDF]*

Advance Care Planning Legal Issues

  • A Guide to Legal Issues in Life Limiting Conditions [PDF]*

Advance Directives

  • End-of-Life Issues: Advance Directives [PDF]
  • Questions and Answers: Advance Directives and End-of-Life Decisions [PDF]
  • You Have Filled Out Your Advance Directive. Now What? [PDF]

Planning for Long Term Care

  • Planning for Long Term Care [PDF]