A Guide to Visiting Friends and Family Who are Ill

Authors Simon and Karen Fox bring a wealth of experience through their work with the nationally recognized Adventures in Caring Foundation. In What Can I Say? they share their insights on what works and what doesn’t work to ease the pain, lift the spirit, and help loved ones feel supported.

This best-selling guide has shown thousands of people how to play a pivotal role in the healing of friends and family.

3rd Edition: 94 pages, 15 photos

Learn how to:

  • Avoid the most common mistakes made when visiting the sick.
  • Cope with the emotions of illness and healing.
  • Convey the four elements of compassion used by gifted healers.
  • Find resources for healing and support.
  • Transform someone’s darkest hour into a time of healing.

What People Are Saying About This Book:

“A practical guide filled with the wisdom of experience, which does more than inform, it truly educates.”

Bernie Siegel, MD, author, Love, Medicine & Miracles

“A great resource for family and health care providers! Easy to read and uplifting at the same time.”

Allison Mayer-Oakes, M.D., Geriatrics and Internal Medicine

“A wonderful guide to tapping the human potential for understanding and expressing compassion.”

David Chernof, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

“What Can I Say? presents the best of healthy psychological approaches to illness – in a concise, clearly written, and practical way. This guidance and positive orientation to healing is helpful for both health care professionals and families.”

Anthony A. Allina, M.D., Family Practice and Internal Medicine

“I can’t imagine sending volunteers on to patient floors without having the opportunity to read this book.  The new size makes if very easy for the volunteers to keep in their uniform pockets for reference. I would highly recommend it for all those in health care institutions.”

Pat Doherty, Director of Volunteer Services, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital