Later, we talked about how hard it was, how sacred it was, how glad we were that it was us.

- Mickey 

Talking About Hospice


The book Hospice Isn't a Place includes 28 questions to help get the hospice conversation started with your friends and loved ones.

Here are a few examples:

  • Do you remember the first funeral you attended? Who died? How did you find out? Who accompanied you to the funeral?
  • Family relationships are complex. Which of your family relationships to you view as solid? Which tend to be more strained?
  • Are some ways of dying more acceptable than others?
  • Are there people you would like to have beside you when you die? What would you say to them.
  • Before he died, Dad said he "had to go. " He said he had "things to do." What do you think happens after death, if anything?


"HOSPICE isn't a PLACE...

It's PEOPLE"

What does THAT mean?