Welcome. Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. This information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.
The experiences of living with dying and bereavement affect many people. We have interviewed a wide range of people with personal experience of living with dying, so that you can share in their stories. All of the topics covered in this section are listed below and in the menu on the left.
Bereavement due to suicide
We interviewed 40 people bereaved by suicide. Some had been bereaved recently, others years ago.
Bereavement due to traumatic death
We interviewed 40 people bereaved by a traumatic death. Some had been bereaved recently, others years ago.
Caring for someone with a terminal illness
Caring for a person with a terminal illness is not something that we choose to do but it is not something that can easily be avoided when it occurs in someone very close to you. We interviewed 40 people about their experiences of caring for someone with a terminal illness. Some were currently caring for a sick friend or relative; others had been bereaved.
Living with Dying
We interviewed 41 people and 1 carer about their experiences of living with a terminal illness.