Talking With Others About Your Illness Worksheet
What is the theory behind this talking with others about your illness worksheet?
Discussing your illness with family and friends may be challenging but it will help them understand what is important to you. It allows them to support you and your decisions while preparing them for the future. Not speaking can cause anxiety or distance between you and those who are important to you.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will help clients to talk about their illness and help them to deal with future challenges together. It gives them the strength to talk about their problems openly. This activity also helps them to release their fears or worries and get help from someone to build up their coping skills.
How to use the worksheet?
The therapist practises this worksheet during a session with the client and gives instructions to them. It allows clients to keep in touch with their loved one and share what is important to them.
You can download this worksheet here.
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(n.d.). Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont. https://www.med.uvm.edu/docs/talkvermont_family_communication_guide/family-medicine-documents/talkvermont_family_communication_guide.pdf?sfvrsn=57929253_0