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Table 2 Question framework of Family Dignity Intervention

From: A novel Family Dignity Intervention (FDI) for enhancing and informing holistic palliative care in Asia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Questions for patients
1. Tell me a little about your life history; what are some of the most important and memorable times? When did you feel most alive?
2. How has your relationship with your loved one influenced your life?
3. What are some things you want your loved one to know about you, or to remember about you?
4. What do you think are your most important and meaningful accomplishments in life (family, career, community)?
5. What do you think your loved one is most proud of you for, or appreciates about you?
6. What do you appreciate most about your loved one?
7. Are there particular things that you want to thank your loved one for?
8. Are there particular things that you would like to ask forgiveness for, or offer forgiveness for?
9. What teachings, advice, or words of guidance do you want to pass on to your loved one?
10. What are your hopes and dreams for the future, for yourself, your loved one and your family?
11. In creating this permanent record, are there other things that you would like to include?
12. Before the session ends, are there things that you would like to take time to say again?
Questions for family caregivers
1. Tell me a little about your life history with your loved one; what are some of the most important and memorable times you had together? When did you feel most alive with your loved one?
2. How has your relationship with your loved one influenced your life?
3. What are some things you want your loved one to know about you, or to remember about you?
4. What do you think are your loved one’s most important and meaningful accomplishments in life (family, career, community)?
5. What do you appreciate most about your loved one?
6. What do you think your loved one is most proud of you for, or appreciates about you?
7. Are there particular things that you want to thank your loved one for?
8. Are there particular things that you like to ask forgiveness for, or offer forgiveness for?
9. What teachings, advice, or words of guidance have you received from your loved one, and would like to pass on to other family members?
10. What are your hopes and dreams for future for your loved one, yourself and your family?
11. In creating this permanent record, are there other things that you would like to include?
12. Before the session ends, are there things that you would like to take time to say again?