Active Participation Can Help Patients With Serious Illness Live Well After Diagnosis
The Sacramento Bee talks with a end-of-life and palliative care expert on how patients can regain control after receiving the terrible news.
How To Cope When Diagnosed With A Serious, Life-Threatening Disease
Getting diagnosed with a life-threatening illness can feel like flying along at 36,000 feet and suddenly you’re plummeting toward the ground with the plane’s engine on fire. ... No matter how dire the diagnosis, you can regain control and pilot your life’s flight to a smooth landing. That’s the message from longtime palliative care physician Dr. Steven Pantilat, a University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine professor who believes there are better ways to confront and cope with serious illness, whether it’s cancer, lung disease, heart failure, Alzheimer’s or other life-changing maladies. (Buck, 4/24)