Being in a place where others are upset would be likely to make you feel stressed.
Being in a room with strangers or being somewhere you have never been before may also make you feel stressed.
If you are feeling stressed due to the place or people around, then this is not the time or place to talk about the decision that needs to be made.
Talk about when and where would be the best place to talk about the decision and all the information, the person doing the assessment should take reasonable actions to make sure this happens.
If you are very thirsty or hungry it can also make it hard to think, listen or even speak.
The person doing the assessment should consider factors such as pain/ pain management when planning your assessment. If you are in pain or the medicine makes them feel sleepy or dizzy then it is not the time to talk about decisions.
Is the location private?
If a private space is not possible, the assessor should make sure the area is as private as possible, treating all persons involved with dignity and respect.