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Three ways of talking to the dying

Thursday, 29 March 2012

 

Photograph by Lori Waselchuk, taken at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. More here

 

Virginia L Seno of the Esse Institute here proposes three ways of addressing a person who is dying. Here they are in stark outline:

 

  1.  Ask the question,“What is most important to you right now?”
  2. Do what needs doing
  3. Be quiet and open-minded. Be present. Be available. Be willing to ask and hear and do.
Read the whole article here

 

One comment on “Three ways of talking to the dying

  1. Jehdeiah

    Saturday 31st March 2012 at 1:44 pm

    This was a beautiful article, followed by poignant comments.
    Everyone should read it.

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