Conversations

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

Select a topic

Traditions can be complex subjects. Every person and family is unique, and in end of life care settings you often have to ask for what you want. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

Try asking:

What cultural, religious or family traditions are important to you?

Are there any cultural rituals or traditions you would like to do?

Would you like to speak to a leader from your faith group?

Is there anything I can do to help organise this?

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 cultural, religious or family traditions are important to you?

Traditions can be complex subjects. Every person and family is unique, and in end of life care settings you often have to ask for what you want. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

Try asking:

What cultural, religious or family traditions are important to you?

Are there any cultural rituals or traditions you would like to do?

Would you like to speak to a leader from your faith group?

Is there anything I can do to help organise this?

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.