When asked the following question, Adrian Allotey, Owner of You Are Not Alone Elder Care LLC and Certified End of Life Doula, responded as such.
Q: What is the key to getting families to be more open to talking about death/end of life?
A: I meet people on their terms, see them as whole beings, and build relationships with them and their loved ones. I enter into their lives with no expectations. Trust, honesty and relationships are important factors that allow people to open up and share. Communication comes in many forms other than talking. It can be relaxed shoulders, eye contact, a smile, a stretched out or held hand, etc.