When comforting someone who is very ill, it is important to remember more than anything that they are in pain and that you should focus on what they need. When having conversations, you will want to focus on what you can do that will make the other person feel better. However, do not ask this question too often because most patients do not want to feel so vulnerable by telling you. Therefore, you will want to actively look for ways that you can help the patient feel better. Simply cleaning the home and changing the light bulbs can mean the world to someone who is very ill. Here are a few other tips for comforting someone who is extremely sick. 


You can be very helpful by listening to an individual sympathetically about the problems they are experiencing. People are often told not to burden others with their problems, so the simple act of allowing someone else to explain the suffering that they are experiencing can be enough to make the experience less difficult. By listening to what the individual is going through in a loving way, your loved one will feel more dignity. However, do not talk to your loved one about possible treatments. He or she is likely discussing treatments frequently with medical professionals and would probably focus on other things.

Involve The Community

Regular contact from the community that your loved one was previously a part of will provide him or her with the comfort that is necessary. Still being a part of a community will motivate the ill individual to become better. Encourage friends and family members to visit. 

Those who are critically ill will require a special level of care that is not provided normally by medical professionals. Instead of focusing on treating a specific area of a patient's body, the intensivist focuses on the treatment of the patient's whole body in a comprehensive manner. The intensivist acts as a consultant for the patient. He or she will lead a team of specialists focused on various aspects of the condition that the patient is suffering from. Patients who receive intensivist care are less likely to suffer from complications, will have better survival rates, will stay in the ICU for a shorter span of time and will have fewer complications with medication. If this is a career that sounds interesting to you and if you are passionate about caring for those who are ill, consider this as a career. If you are interested in intensivist jobs, contact a medical or trade school in your area.