Strategies Activity

Using Communication Strategies to Navigate Challenging Conversations

Please read each statement that addresses how to talk to your family about one of the challenging topics we explored. Drag the communication strategy you could use to navigate that conversation and promote open and supportive communication in your family.

You can _______ to help your parent feel more comfortable talking about end of life or future uncertainty and show that you are willing to talk about these issues together.

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It can be helpful to _______ when asking siblings or other family members to share in the caregiving responsibilities to lighten the burden for you and ensure they feel included.

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When you _______ it can encourage your parent to share their distress and enhance their well-being while making them feel supported.

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Next, let's explore how we can use communication skills to foster a healthy communication practice of openness and support.