Where this information about dying comes from
This page tells you the major sources of information that we use to put together this section.
All our information is checked by cancer specialists and surgeons who specialise in treating cancer. The names of our palliative care specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you live in the UK and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on the 'contact us' button on the right hand side of the page.
What to do after a death
Help with the cost of cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support, 2012/13
Link to the guidance on the Macmillan Cancer Support website
End of life care
Symptom management in advanced cancer (3rd edition)
Twycross R and Wilcock A.
Radcliffe Medical Press Ltd, 2002
The complete guide to relieving cancer pain and suffering.
British Medical Association
Oxford University Press, 2004
We need to talk about the funeral: 101 practical ways to commemorate and celebrate a life
J Morrell, S Smith.
Accent Press, 2007
Dying well; a holistic guide for the dying and their carers
Gaia books, London, 2005
The new natural death handbook (5th edition)
Nicholas Albery and Stephanie Weinrich (Eds)
The Natural Death Centre, 2000.
Harper Collins, 2002
Caring for someone who is dying (Carer's handbook)
Age Concern, (now Age UK) England, 1998
Caring for someone who is dying (Caring in a crisis)
Age Concern (now Age UK) England, 1994
Caring for dying people of different faiths
Radcliffe Medical Press, 2004
What to do when someone dies (2012 edition)
Which? Consumer guides
Death and bereavement across cultures
Taylor and Francis Books Ltd, 1996
Wills and probate (2012 edition)
Paul Elmhurst (editor)
Which? Consumer guides
Royal College of Psychiatrists
RCP, Feb 2008
On Death and Dying
New York, Collier Books, 1997
Improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), March 2004
Link to the NICE website
Advance care planning: A guide for health and social care staff
NHS National End of Life Care Programme, NHS / University of Nottingham, Oct 2008
Link to the guide on the website
Control of pain in adults with cancer
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), 2008
Link to the guidance on the SIGN website
End of life care co-ordination
Public Health England and NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ), December 2013
Link to the guidance on the Public Health website
Penny Jones, Director of Care Services, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice
Anthony Boland, Senior Practitioner Psychological Care, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice
Caroline Kidd, Social Worker, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice
Brigid Williams, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice
Dr Ruth Branford, Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice
Question about cancer? Contact our information nurse team