Many aspects of daily living are taken out of the control of people who are approaching death; however, there still remains a strong and necessary need for a sense of control in their lives.
If you are approaching the end of life, you may feel as if you are being treated like a child – or even like a prisoner – with little input asked from you with regards to decisions. Look for ways in which you can get a sense of control back into your life. Communicate this need and possible solutions to caregivers and medical personnel. Remember, it is your choice.
Some ways you may be able to increase control are: