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Supports when someone is dying

Most people in Ireland would prefer to die at home, if at all possible, and this can also be comforting for their family members and carers. However, some preparation and planning are required to ensure that the necessary care, support and equipment are in place to ensure that  this can be a peaceful and dignified final journey for all concerned. Despite the persons's wish to die at home, this may not always be possible. Information for healhcare staff is available here. This section identifies how a carer may prepare and support a person dying at home, in hospital or in a residential setting.

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