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Table 6 Awareness of and communication about dying

From: Dying in acute hospitals: voices of bereaved relatives

Did your relative know he/she was likely to die?   News of likelihood to die told in a caring and sensitive way  
Yes, certainly 18.4% (64) Yes, definitely 26.4% (58)
Yes, probably 27.0% (94) Yes, to some extent 13.6% (30)
Probably not 19.8% (69) No, not at all 2.7% (6)
No, definitely not 24.7% (86) Patient did not know was going to die 18.6% (41)
Unsure 10.1% (35) Not told relative was going to die 25.5% (56)
   Don’t know 13.2% (29)
Total 348   220