A page of resources for end-of-life care and for after death.
In addition to the resources listed below, see also:
Some resources to help you decide where might be best to spend your final days; and the type of care available to you and your carers.
The benefits of planning ahead, the areas you need to consider and some helpful resources
The practicalities – Care of the body – Funerals – Burial, cremation or other – Celebration of life – Bereavement and grief
Advice on many aspects of dying and directory of services in the UK
The information section of this website is primarily for people approaching the end of their life, and their carers, relatives and friends. It will also be of interest to anyone thinking about what they want for their own end of life.
‘Find Me Help’ is the UK’s most comprehensive directory of services for people in the last years of life, their families, carers and friends.
Information and support on living with a terminal illness, being there for someone and information for bereaved family and friends. Also provides expert nursing care at home.
UK resources compiled by DyingMatters.org
Provided by UK-based ‘Final Fling,’ free tools include memory box, wishes, and safe deposit box
List of UK practitioners in the field of death and dying
Holistic and spiritual companions to anyone at the end of life
Training to be a ‘soul advocate’ in the Midlands, UK. Contact Cathie Green for details of any soul advocates in your area.
Doulas are specially trained companions who fill the gap between family and professional care. Their support allows people to feel more able to cope with death, dying and loss, whether at home, in a nursing home or hospital. Find a UK doula here.
US organisation providing educational materials about end-of-life care, palliative medicine and hospice care
US non-profit organization dedicated to being at the bedside of the dying, especially Veterans
A US-based volunteer program that provides the reassuring presence of a volunteer companion to dying patients who would otherwise be alone.
End of life phenomena; Choosing the moment to go
Practical guidance, information and resources on: how to say goodbye; the importance of good listening skills; and what the dying may experience as death approaches. Also guidance on talking to children and young adults, and practical guidance on how to break the news of a terminal condition. Excellent list of related resources here.