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Top 5 Requests from Terminal Children and Adults

In the News | May 9, 2017

Patients with terminal illnesses often find meaning by crossing off items from their bucket lists. And they may even reap health benefits.

Children with life-threatening diseases who had their wishes fulfilled had lower depression and anxiety levels, and focused less on their physical limitations, according to a small study of Israeli children published last year in the journal Quality of Life Research. They also felt more hopeful about achieving goals. That’s big for anyone facing the end of life, when the loss of control can shadow every day.