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Books by Heather Erickson

Memories

When you are terminally ill, some of the most important things to consider are your goals. They can range from the practical to making memories for your loved ones to have after you’re gone.Final WishesIt’s essential that you, the patient, express your desires regarding everything from medical decisions to who you want at your bedside when the end comes. This Read more…


Family Care Conference

This is the 2nd post in a series on having a family care conference. See part 1, “Family Care Conference: Getting on the Same Page,”  HEREMore Meetings?Your first family care conference might have felt overwhelming. No doubt, there were a lot of strong emotions. It may have been the first time you met as a family to talk about the Read more…


Reading as a Writer

 It’s the 1st Wednesday of the month again. That’s when I take part in Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group.  The question for February is, “How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?” I thought I would share some of my literary thoughts and habits, reading as a writer.Reading the Classics as InspirationWhen I was a literary Read more…


Family Care Conference

An illness like cancer affects not only the patient but also their spouse/caregiver, children, family members and close friends. Everyone has questions, concerns, and fears. A family care conference is an ideal way to help everyone learn exactly what the patient’s health status is, what the patient needs from family and friends.Often, the desire to get the patient and their support Read more…


Radon

You can’t see it or smell it. It’s in the air, both outdoors and in, as well as in drinking water from rivers and streams. It can be deadly. It may sound like something from a science fiction story, but it’s real. It’s radon.Why is Radon a Big Deal?Each year, it contributes to as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths.[1] It’s Read more…


Advance Care Directive

What is an Advance Care Directive?People often think of an advance care directive in the context of a terminal illness, such as cancer. But, this legal document should be in place for unexpected emergencies, such as car accidents, as well. It is also known as a healthcare declaration, a directive to physicians, a medical directive, a health care directive, and Read more…

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