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Table 1 Characteristics interviewed relatives and patients

From: Understanding relatives’ experience of death rattle

RelativeRelation to the patientPatient’s place of DeathPatient’s age
(range)
Time between Interview and patient’s death (months)
1NieceHospice80–899
2DaughterHospice80–899
3DaughterHospice80–899
4HusbandHospital50–597
5DaughterHospice60–697
6HusbandHospice60–696
7WifeHospital60–6910
8Son
9HusbandHospital50–5912
10WifeHospital70–799
11Daughter
12WifeHospital60–6912
13Son
14WifeHospice80–897
15DaughterHospital70–798
16WifeHospital60–6912
17WifeHospital60–6912
18HusbandHospital80–898
19Daughter