Wednesday, January 31, 2018
People Know When They Are Dying and Prefer to Be Alone – Even Waiting for Loved Ones to Leave the Room Before They Pass Away, Reveals Academic
A senior research fellow at the University of Nottingham, Glenys Caswell, claims that individuals who are terminally ill have some degree of control over when they pass. Some may even wait to be alone, outside the presence of their loved ones, to die. This is certainly not always the case, as many people may prefer the warm company of family and friends in their last moments. But, Caswell’s research points to some evidence that individuals nearing death will sometimes pass away after friends and family have left their bedside. Caswell’s study delves into this oddity, as social norms decry the horror of passing away with no one around and seeks to reevaluate the status quo.
See Glenys Caswell & Alexandra Thompson, People Know When They Are Dying and Prefer to Be Alone – Even Waiting for Loved Ones to Leave the Room Before They Pass Away, Reveals Academic, DailyMail.com, January 30, 2018.