Conversations

Starting a conversation can be difficult. The topics and questions below may give you some ideas to begin with.

Select a topic

Some people like to be involved in every decision about their care. Some people prefer to leave it to others. The most important thing is that the person who is dying gets to have a say and be as in control as they want to be. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

Try asking:

What decisions do you want to be involved in?

What decisions would you prefer to leave to others?

Are there any treatments or procedures you really don't want?

Are there any areas of your care you don't really want to know about?

Are there any parts of your care that you want to know more about?

Remember: These prompts are to give the other person an opportunity to talk if they want to. If they don't want to talk, that's okay. Let them know you are there for them when they need you.

Conversations

Starting a conversation can be difficult. The topics and questions below may give you some ideas to begin with.

Select a topic

How involved would you like to be in decisions about your care?

Some people like to be involved in every decision about their care. Some people prefer to leave it to others. The most important thing is that the person who is dying gets to have a say and be as in control as they want to be. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

Try asking:

What decisions do you want to be involved in?

What decisions would you prefer to leave to others?

Are there any treatments or procedures you really don't want?

Are there any areas of your care you don't really want to know about?

Are there any parts of your care that you want to know more about?

Remember: These prompts are to give the other person an opportunity to talk if they want to. If they don't want to talk, that's okay. Let them know you are there for them when they need you.