At the End

There are things that can help to prepare as someone approaches the last few weeks and days of life. Having information can help to make choices.

People vary in what they know, understand and believe about death and dying. They also differ in what they want to know. Each individual should be as informed, or not, as they want to be. For many, knowing what to expect can help take some of the fear, distress and anxiety away. For others, having too much information gives them more things to worry about. Here we provide information about changes at the end of life for those who want to know more.


CarerHelp also provides information and resources for carers of people with palliative care needs. For more on caring at the end see Pathway 4: When the Person Is Dying.

Last updated 29 March 2021