Last Days and Hours: Mystery of When Death Occurs

A discussion and examples of situations where people seem to have been able to choose when to die. This information is given for consideration and may help some families to make meaning of events that occurring when their loved ones are dying.

Timeline

  • 0’00” Start
  • 0’09” Exploring the mystery of how some people seem to be able to choose when to die.
  • 3’20” The information is given for consideration
  • 3’27” “The private man”
  • 4’45” “Our daughter is coming”
  • 7’00” The woman who carried the guilt
  • 9’34” Helping family make meaning.
  • 10’26” We don’t know how this mystery works
  • 11’13” Why is this information important?

Chapter 5, On Being Up Close and Personal with the Dying, in Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, 2nd Edition, Katherine Murray, 2009.

Credits
Written and recorded by Elizabeth Causton, All Rights Reserved. Life and Death Matters 2010