Friday, July 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm (Updated: October 7, 1:33 pm)
By JENNI WILLIAMS
British politician Pearl Strachan once said, “Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.”
Words are very powerful; they can lift someone up, or quickly bring someone down. Words are especially powerful when speaking to someone who is sick. Saying the right thing at the right time is very important in providing comfort, reassurance and support. Sometimes, despite best intentions, we can say things or raise issues that unintentionally add stress to the lives of those who are ill.
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