Hospice provides comfort and support to a person who is nearing the end of life.

Palliative care is a way to improve quality of life for a patient who is being treated for a serious illness.

How to decide your own medical future.

Do Not Resuscitate orders tell hospital staff not to perform potentially life-saving measures, such as CPR, if your heart and lungs stop working.

A health care proxy is a person who represents a patient when the patient can’t speak for himself or herself.

As your illness progresses, there may come a time when treatments no longer benefit you. Decisions must then be made whether to continue or stop these treatments.