My father is in the ICU with late stage CHF, sepsis and pneumonia. We have him on dialysis on the hopes it would help give him room to heal but problems keep popping up and it's to the point that all the doctors are suggesting palliative care.
My father is still cognitve. We are Vietnamese but I am not proficient enough in Vietnamese to explain to him that we have done everything that we can do and that there is nothing left we can do and to also explain he should not fear death. He made mistakes in his life but everyone loves him and forgives him.
My father is fiercely afraid of death. I do not want him to be in that mindset when we start palliative care.
He is Buddhist and I think having a Vietnamese Buddhist monk come to talk to him would help him be at peace in coming to terms with death.
Are there any other suggestions I can do to help my father get him into the right mindset? Thank you