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What Matters Most: Difficult Conversations



Yolanda reflects on how even with strong family support, facing serious illness is difficult for everyone.

What Matters Most: Sharing Responsibility of Care

What Matters Most: Sharing Responsibility of Care

Armando appreciates how his family members came together to share responsibilities and support his mother, in her last days.


What Matters Most: It’s a Team Effort

What Matters Most: It’s a Team Effort

Alice talks about caregiving as a team effort among family members, in order to support each other.


What Matters Most: Maintaining Patient’s Pride

What Matters Most: Maintaining Patient’s Pride

Alice recalls the importance of helping keep her mother’s pride and integrity intact, even as her health declined.


What Matters Most: Ask for What You Need

What Matters Most: Ask for What You Need

Michelle stresses the value of having a care conference with health care providers and family members, to help get what you need.


What Matters Most: Open Communication is Key

What Matters Most: Open Communication is Key

Sunny shares about how talking with others is key to support, when family members face serious illness.


What Matters Most: Remembering the Good

What Matters Most: Remembering the Good

Sunny reflects on how speaking about a loved one after they pass, helps comfort surviving family members.


What Matters Most: Putting Own Feelings Aside

What Matters Most: Putting Own Feelings Aside

Colin reflects on how he had to put his own feelings aside, as he cared for loved one dying of cancer.


What Matters Most: Hard to Let Go

What Matters Most: Hard to Let Go

Colin shares how asking the Creator to take his father, was one of the hardest thing he has ever done.


What Matters Most: Making Informed Decisions

What Matters Most: Making Informed Decisions

Narin talks about the importance of taking time to seek help from an interpreter, when making serious decisions about treatment and care for a loved one.


What Matters Most: Difficult Emotions Around Loss

What Matters Most: Difficult Emotions Around Loss

Narin speaks about how caregiving includes looking after surviving elderly relatives, following the loss of a family member.


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