Three ways of talking to the dying

Charles Cowling

 

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.
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One thought on “Three ways of talking to the dying

  1. Charles Cowling
    Jehdeiah

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


    Charles Cowling

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