DEATH AND DYING
Death and dying can be stressful for all people involved, loved ones and care-givers. Psychologists can provide end-of-life counseling to the dying and their families; and advocate for good medical care. Psychologists can assess mood, mental functioning, and pain; treat depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems. They know what to expect from the grieving process, what you can do to work through your feelings, and how to get help. They are prepared to help when illness strikes, after illness is diagnosed and treatments begin, during advanced illness and the dying process, and after the death of the patient, with bereaved survivors.
Adapted from “End-of-life issues and care” (http://www.apa.org/topics/death/end-of-life.aspx)