How do you prepare or help prepare someone who is dying and then deal with the practical aspects of the aftermath
October 8, 2007 6:52 PM Subscribe
Questions about the practical aspects of preparing for someone for death and things the survivors need to do after the death.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to health & fitness (14 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
1. When you know someone is dying, what specific things should they do to "put their affairs in order"?
2. After someone you are responsible for, such as parent, child or spouse, has died, what do you, who do you call, i.e what steps need to be taken to ensure the removal of the body, funeral arrangements etc?
3. Suppose you are caring for someone who is dying, say someone with cancer, and their time is near. Are there specific signs that indicate their death is only a few minutes or hours away, so you can help ease their passing? I've heard it mentioned that the eyes become cloudy almost like they're going blind, is this universal?
4. Why does cancer kill? Wouldn't the virus want to keep the host alive? Or if it does kill, why isn't it contagious, in order to ensure its survival?