Conversations

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

Select a topic

Family, friends and carers can help someone who is dying feel comfortable. But problems can happen when people have different views. Ultimately, the dying person should decide who is involved in making decisions. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

Try asking:

What decisions do you want to be involved in?

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

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

Is there anyone you don't want to have a say in decisions about your care?

What do you not want your family to decide?

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 your family and carers to be in decisions about your care?

Family, friends and carers can help someone who is dying feel comfortable. But problems can happen when people have different views. Ultimately, the dying person should decide who is involved in making decisions. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

Try asking:

What decisions do you want to be involved in?

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

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

Is there anyone you don't want to have a say in decisions about your care?

What do you not want your family to decide?

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.