Caregiving Lesson: Learning to talk openly and honestly about the realities of a serious or terminal illness offers hope and dignity.
Caregivers have many roles. Learning to talk about the realities of a serious illness in a way that offers the patient hope and dignity is important. Finding words that honor the depth of a person’s struggle requires care and sensitivity.
While it would be easy to avoid these difficult conversations, they can be healing and transformative if approached with love and grace.