The hardest part is often starting the talk.
Here are some conversation starters:
Be Straight Forward
I need your help with something …
I was at a workshop today and I would like to share what I learned with you.
I was thinking about what happened to___________ and it made me realize …
Right now, I’m healthy, but I want to think ahead and be prepared if something unexpected should happen …and how we might want to handle that situation.
What Matters Most
I think it’s really important that people who matter to me know what’s important to me about my health care.
In The Moment
Right now, I’m living with_______ illness, and I expect ________. Is this what you understand too?
I want to make sure you understand and could honour my wishes.
I want you to be prepared if you had to make decisions on my behalf.