Having Difficult Conversations
Talking about life-limiting illness isn’t easy. We don’t want to rob our loved ones of hope. We think that maybe, by avoiding the conversation, we can protect them – and ourselves – from suffering, from anxiety, from the unknown.
But the very conversations we avoid are the ones that give us some measure of control. Sharing our worries and wishes brings connection and understanding. Exploring care alternatives and end-of-life options gives us the facts we need to choose the best path.
The Power of Conversation
Talking about serious illness offers opportunities for you to control the things you can. Each family’s experience is unique, but these steps are key:
Find someone you trust.
Share your wishes.
Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care can help initiate and continue these important conversations. We offer resources and guidance to help families get the information they need to make the best decisions.
The most important first step you can take is understanding your options. To start a conversation with Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care, please call (719) 633-3400 or contact us by submitting our website form.
"Making end-of-life decisions ahead of time greatly helped my wife and all of us through this most difficult time."
--Patient family member