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Supporting a Terminally Ill Person

Supporting someone with a terminal illness requires empathy, patience, and understanding. It is a challenging journey both for the individual facing the illness and their loved ones. Below are some ways to provide meaningful support.

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By Gwen Randall-Young

May 4, 2024

Offer a listening ear without judgment. Let them express their fears, concerns, and emotions without feeling the need to offer solutions or reassurances. Just being present and listening can be incredibly comforting.

Empathize by trying to understand what they are going through by putting yourself in their shoes. Validate their feelings and emotions, acknowledging that it is okay to feel scared, angry or sad.

Spend quality time with them, whether it is watching a movie, reminiscing about fond memories, or simply sitting quiet together. Your presence can provide comfort and reassurance during difficult times.

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