End-of-life care


When you or a loved one is faced with advanced stage cancer or limited life expectancy, here are some resources that can provide comfort and support to you and your family.

Care at the end of life
Caregiver support
Choosing a health care agent
Palliative care
Writing an advance directive
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Advance directives

Communicate your wishes with an advance directive form.

Reviewed by: Michael Russin, MD, February 2016
Additional Kaiser Permanente reviewers

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