Florence Isaacs's Blog – July 2011 Archive (1)

What to Say to Someone Who Is Dying

Q. A dear cousin of mine is dying of colon cancer and I’m going to visit him. I want to see him, but I’m also nervous about it. I don’t know what I should talk about. What do you suggest? 

 

A. This situation has become more and more common—and complex—due to medical advances. One issue involves your definition of “dying.” It used to mean days/weeks/a few months to live. Today, the person may have a terminal illness that allows him to function in life (at…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on July 19, 2011 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

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