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What is the best way that you have found to offer comfort 4 family members of a terminally ill cancer patient?
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Concrete offers
Make specific offers, like "i'm bringing a meal over this week; what night is best?" offer to update their friends via email/phone so they can spend time with their dying loved one.
Mow their lawn, take their dog for a walk, pick up groceries or dry-cleaning, do the laundry...And just be available as a friend.

In brief: Concrete offers
Make specific offers, like "i'm bringing a meal over this week; what night is best?" offer to update their friends via email/phone so they can spend time with their dying loved one.
Mow their lawn, take their dog for a walk, pick up groceries or dry-cleaning, do the laundry...And just be available as a friend.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Be there as a friend
Just being there as a friend can be a tremendous help.
This might mean just listening or it could mean help with simple household chores so that the family can spend more time with their loved one. Listen to what they need and be there for them. It helps for them to know that they are not alone in this great time of need.

In brief: Be there as a friend
Just being there as a friend can be a tremendous help.
This might mean just listening or it could mean help with simple household chores so that the family can spend more time with their loved one. Listen to what they need and be there for them. It helps for them to know that they are not alone in this great time of need.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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