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She's About To Lose Her Dad

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One of my family members is about to lose her father to a deadly cancer. It's been a long time since his diagnosis, but his health is now on the fast decline and she is staring reality in the face. I have told her that I am here for her no matter what she needs, any time. Is there anything else I can do for her in this time? It seems as if there is nothing appropriate to say in this time, so I know I tell her all the time I am here for her, and try not to bring him up unless she does.

Any thoughts? It seems like he only has a few weeks left..

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Dear one, I'm so sorry to learn about the serious illness threatening the life of your family member's father ~ and how good of you to be looking for ways to be supportive. I'd like to point you to some resources that you may find helpful at this time:

Article, Coping As You Anticipate a Loss

Article, Anticipatory Grief: A Family-Centered Approach

Website, Dying to Help: Advice on Helping the Dying and Their Caregivers

Book, The Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living by Ira Byock, MD

Comprehensive List of Helpful Care Giving Resources: Care Giving Links

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