Conversations

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

Select a topic

The question of whether someone wants to go home to die or stay in hospital can be difficult to answer on the spot, without a chance to think about or discuss it privately first. But this happens quite a lot. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

Try asking:

If you had to decide whether to die at home or in a hospital, which would you choose?

Does anything about dying in hospital worry you?

Does anything about dying at home worry you?

Have you thought about where you would like to be when you die?

What would you like in your final moments? (Such as music, readings or prayer.)

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

If you had to decide whether to die at home or in a hospital, which would you choose?

The question of whether someone wants to go home to die or stay in hospital can be difficult to answer on the spot, without a chance to think about or discuss it privately first. But this happens quite a lot. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

Try asking:

If you had to decide whether to die at home or in a hospital, which would you choose?

Does anything about dying in hospital worry you?

Does anything about dying at home worry you?

Have you thought about where you would like to be when you die?

What would you like in your final moments? (Such as music, readings or prayer.)

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.