Symptoms: Dehydration – A Challenging Symptom

Dehydration in the dying presents many challenges for family and caregivers, who struggle with how to deal with this symptom. This podcast explains these challenges and provides information to use with family to help with their decision making around rehydration.


  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:15 What do we know about dehydration?
  • 4:40 Factors that influence choices about treating dehydration: science, religion, culture, family.
  • 6:45 When is it appropriate to use fluids and how?
  • 12:15 End

Written and preformed by Kath Murray All Rights Reserved. Life and Death Matters, 2010.