Reflection Activity 2

Enhancing Your Family's Communication Skills

What are your family's communication strengths in being open or
supportive when it comes to coping with cancer and caregiving?

Where could you work on enhancing these skills?

We encourage you to either write about this on your own or spend some time thinking on your own. As Dr. Fisher discussed and as you learned in the caregivers' stories, we can differ in our comfort level with being open or supportive. To further develop a healthy communication practice, it can be helpful to reflect on your family dynamics with your parent, siblings, or other family members.

Next, let's explore some of the challenges caregivers face in their family relationships and how we can develop open and supportive communication skills.