Serious illness is a communications challenge for everyone. The doctors use words you don’t understand; there are so many different people to talk with—a cast of thousands in the medical world, those closest to you, friends and family further out, colleagues, neighbors. The entire situation is stressful, and sometimes all the communication just makes it all harder. CaringInfo can help.
Talking with the doctor, your inner circle, community, and yourself
Some of the communication is incoming—listening to the doctors, understanding what they are saying and your choices, listening to those close to you, and often listening to interested, well-meaning others. Some of the communication is outgoing—telling the doctors what you and your patient want, sharing your fears, hopes and wishes with those close to you, and providing information to your community. Least acknowledged is the communication you have with yourself.