Each of us follows a specific path in life. Life events and relationships help create a personal identity that defines who we are, our values, personality, and our purpose here on earth. We accomplish various meaningful and personal experiences and milestones in our lives. However, the end of life can be one of the most emotional and personal milestones we ever experience. For these reasons, it is essential for people approaching the end of their lives to continue to be treated as meaningful and valuable members of society. Although we know death is inevitable, facing our own death or that of a loved one, can be a sad and fearful time. So it is important to understand death’s emotional impact, the needs of the dying, various medical decisions that will need to be made, and how to best support those at the end of life.