Welcome to the death and dying resource pages. Please do suggest anything you have found helpful and supportive when experiencing the death of someone close. We can all learn from each other.
The most hits on this website are for What happens physically when someone dies? followed by How do you know someone is entering their dying process?
It goes to show how sadly ignorant most of us are about what happens at the end of life and how removed we are from death these days. The following links will provide you with a guide on how to be present with someone who is dying, what death looks like, and how to take care of yourself. I do hope they are of help.
Towards the End
The fear of talking about dying
How do you know when someone is beginning their dying process?
Listening and talking about dying
Practicalities to think about when someone is dying
Recognising what the dying person may be feeling
Sitting with a dying person
Difference between end-of-life experiences and drug-induced hallucinations
What happens physically when someone dies
Things between relatives can often become fraught
Summary of important points
Some suggestions for friends of the dying
Living Wills and Liverpool Care Pathway
Articles and Recommended Books