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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: Live with Your Decisions

What Matters Most: Live with Your Decisions

Janice reflects on how she had struggled to choose between completing school and caregiving, when her father faced his final days.


What Matters Most: Learning to Honor Wishes

What Matters Most: Learning to Honor Wishes

Janice shares how she learned a lot about honoring wishes, while supporting a co-worker who was facing terminal illness.


What Matters Most: Respecting Parents’ Wishes

What Matters Most: Respecting Parents’ Wishes

Susana stresses the importance of having the hard conversations with parents and their wishes about care, when facing serious illness.


What Matters Most: Facing Change is Hard

What Matters Most: Facing Change is Hard

Susana shares how separating from families is hard for everyone, when elders need more intensive care.


What Matters Most: Listening Guides Plan

What Matters Most: Listening Guides Plan

Sandra speaks on the importance of listening to family member facing illness, to learn what matters most when making plans for treatment.


What Matters Most: Everyone Pitches In

What Matters Most: Everyone Pitches In

Souvanh shares how in Laotian culture, everyone pitches in with help and support, when a loved one dies.


What Matters Most: Explanations Dispel Worries

What Matters Most: Explanations Dispel Worries

Souvanh talks about how a language barrier increased his mother’s worries and concerns, and explanations offered important relief.


What Matters Most: Talking about Death

What Matters Most: Talking about Death

Timothy reflects on how some people prefer not to speak about death, even as they face the end of their life.


What Matters Most: The Connection of Caring

What Matters Most: The Connection of Caring

Timothy speaks about how caring for someone in their final days, can create a lasting connection.


What Matters Most: Taking Turns Being Present

What Matters Most: Taking Turns Being Present

Richard speaks about the bonding and deep value of spending time with a terminally-ill loved one.


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