In this section you can find out about the experiences of living with a terminal illness by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 42 people (including 1 carer) in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as diagnosis, talking to children, hospice care and planning for death. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
You can start viewing topics by clicking 'Next Topic' above, or selecting from the list on the left. You can also view 'People's Profiles' from the tab above.
You may also be interested in our section on ‘Caring for someone with a terminal illness’.
The Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Publication date: September 2004
Last updated: July 2017
Review date: July 2019