What to expect when someone important to you is dying

This guide published by the National Council for Palliative Care prepares people on what to expect when someone is dying.

It aims to demystify the dying process so that people better understand the changes that can happen to their loved ones in the last days of life. As well as explaining the physical changes that someone may go through when they are dying and what can be done to make them more comfortable.

The guide sets out the kind of care a dying person can expect to receive whether this is at home, in a hospice or care home, or in hospital.

It also details the support those close to the person who is dying should be able to rely on and where to turn to for help if there are concerns about the end of life care received.