Coping with dying
In order to reduce the anxiety which often comes from the unknown, this leaflet describes some typical changes that are often seen during the process of dying. It tries to anticipate questions that you may want to ask and hopefully it will encourage you to seek further help and information.
The recognition and diagnosis of dying is always complex irrespective of previous diagnosis or history. Uncertainty is an integral part of dying. There are times when a patient who is thought to be dying lives longer than expected and vice versa.