Conversations

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

Select a topic

It's very common to feel fear at one time or another when confronting illness or death. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

Try asking:

Do you have any fears or concerns about the end of your life or dying?

What are you scared of?

What frightens you about your situation?

What worries you the most?

How can I help you feel more relaxed or comfortable?

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

What worries you or scares you?

It's very common to feel fear at one time or another when confronting illness or death. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

Try asking:

Do you have any fears or concerns about the end of your life or dying?

What are you scared of?

What frightens you about your situation?

What worries you the most?

How can I help you feel more relaxed or comfortable?

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.