Chapter 1: Conversations about the future

Difficult decisions

She didn’t really want to know about all the details of things anymore and she asked me to look after those. She wanted to keep her energy and efforts for spending time with the kids and talking to them.

Sometimes families assume that the person who is ill wishes to remain the central decision-maker for as long as they choose or are able. However, it is important to have a conversation with them to confirm whether this is what they want or to establish other arrangements. How much do they want to be involved in decisions? Which decisions?

There may be other situations and different reasons the person who is ill does not make all the decisions. Click the arrows below for some examples.