Helping Someone with a Chronic Illness

A chronic illness is a medical condition that will last a long time or may even be permanent. There are lots of different illnesses that can be classified as chronic. Some of these include: Arthritis Diabetes Cystic Fibrosis Cancer Epilepsy Chronic fatigue syndrome How do chronic illnesses affect a person? Some chronic illnesses, although permanent, …

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Preserving the Family – Parenting A Child With Life-Limiting Illness

> Siblings play an important role in children’s learning and development. Interactions with brothers and sisters provide opportunities to learn about sharing and emotional reciprocity, to develop social skills, to express thoughts and feelings, and to practice resolving conflict. But for children whose brother or sister has a disability, such as a rare chromosome disorder, …

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