Palliative care

I’m interested in how to go about supporting a person who is coming to the end of their life.

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Thank you. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hi Chill

Sorry to hear you’re in this situation.
I found that just being there for them is the best thing you can do.

Don’t pretend you can fix everything and pretend to understand, listen, be kind and try your best to respect all their wishes.

If they experience any kind of delirium and come out with something you know never happened or isn’t true, as hard as it is it’s best not to correct them and go along with it as correcting people who truly believe something is going on can be very frustrating and upsetting to that person.

I spent the last years, months and days looking after my Mum when she was at the end of her life and we had laughs and tears but I know what helped me and her the most was just having that opportunity to be together. Knowing they are not alone.

Many thanks.