Questions for loved ones, friends, and other people who are important to the person dying
- What are my options for treating symptoms like pain, sickness, breathing difficulties, anxiety, confusion and noisy breathing?
- Can I refuse to be treated or request a specific treatment?
- What is the reason I was offered this particular treatment? What is the time it will take for it to start?
- Are there side effects of the treatments you are offering?
- What happens if I feel too tired from the treatment?
- What if I am being cared for in a different location?
- Can I choose where to die?
- What happens if I make a change of mind about decisions I have made regarding my care?
- What can I do to choose who will be there for me when I reach the end of my own life?
- Are there people I can talk to about my anxiety and fears?
- Do you think that if I get a “just in case” box does this mean that I will develop symptoms?
- What happens if I am too ill for my own decision making?
- Is it possible to have fluids through a drip or tube at the end?
Questions for loved ones, friends and other important people of the person who is dying
- What can I do for the dying person?
- Are there additional supports that I, as a caregiver, might be able to access?
- Do you want me to be informed about the wishes of the person?
- What will I be told about the death date of the person?
- Is it necessary to inform the dying person that they are in their last days of life?