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Understanding the Dying Process
Signs Death Has Occurred
Signs that death has occurred include:
- No breathing
- No heartbeat
- Loss of control of bowel or bladder
- No response to attempts to awaken; shaking or shouting
- Eyelids slightly open
- Eyes fixed on certain spot
- Jaw relaxed and mouth slightly open
A variety of self-help worksheets, suggestions, and resources to help with the end-of-life process.
National Funeral Director's Association »
Resources to help cope with the loss of a loved one, ideas for memorial services and funerals, and a direcotry of member funeral directors.