National Council for Palliative Care
Published on March 27, 2015
If you are caring for someone who is in the last stages of life, or who may be soon, this booklet is for you. It is designed to help prepare you for what to expect in the very last days and hours of a person’s life. It will help to answer three questions that you may have already asked, or are likely to ask at some point: 1. What happens when someone is dying? 2. What kind of care can a dying person expect to receive, and what kind of support can I, as someone important to the dying person, expect to receive? 3. Where can I turn for help if I am concerned about someone who is dying? This booklet covers the main things you should know on these questions, and aims to point you in the right direction.