Resources: understanding death and dying
Dying Matters and the National Council for Palliative Care
Created by Dying Matters and funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, Find Me Help is a comprehensive UK directory of services for people in the last years of life and their carers. Find the support services you need in your area quickly and easily.
Answers many questions about how palliative care is provided.
A booklet providing a simple explanation about advance care planning and the different options open to you.
Information about what you can expect during end of life care and the things you may want to think about.
Practical advice and emotional support towards the end of your life, or that of someone close to you.
Information and advice on how to maintain quality of life with a terminal diagnosis through cancer.
Offers a guide to end of life care of children and young people.
Young people facing bereavement
Support for young people when a close family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
Palliative care by UK country
Comprehensive overview of palliative care in England and Wales.
Alliance established and hosted by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care which provides Scotland-focused information and help for those facing the end of life, and their relatives and carers.
Information and support for inhabitants of Northern Ireland.
Comprehensive information on the dying process.
Find out how to deal with death, from understanding the process of dying to communicating with health staff.
This text looks at the various ways in which people of different professions, cultures, religions and philosophical standpoints view death. It covers the hospice movement, euthanasia, living wills and advance directives.
- Understanding death and dying
- Signs that death is near
- Practicalities to think about when someone is dying
- Coping with family dynamics
- At the bedside
This content has been funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. It was commissioned as part of Find Me Help, Dying Matters' new online search tool which gives access to a comprehensive database of national and local organisations providing support and advice for people coping with death, dying and bereavement.