What to Say to Someone Who Is Dying - Dr. Margaret Cottle

Updated: Jun 11


Video from Focus on the Family


"Dr. Margaret Cottle, a hospice and palliative care doctor, advises on what to say to someone who is dying. Dr. Cottle is trained in a particular form of end-of-life care, Dignity Therapy. Dignity Therapy is specifically designed to value and support those facing the end of their life. Among Dr. Cottle's advice for interacting with those approaching the end of life, she suggests: 1. Don't be afraid to talk to those facing death and the end of life. This is a beautiful chance to be, "God with skin on" for those facing difficult circumstances. 2. Ask questions about their life. What they enjoyed most in life? What they want their family to remember about them? 3. Remind them that, as Christians, "We have this hope as an anchor for our souls..." - Hebrews 6:19a. 4. If you're the one approaching death or the end of life, allow others to care for you." from video introduction.


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