According to this publication in the National Library of Medicine, the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People, have drawn up five priorities for the dying. They five priorities focus on:
Recognizing that someone is dying
Communicating sensitively with them and their family
Involving them in decisions
Supporting them and their family
Creating an individual plan of care that includes adequate nutrition and hydration.
The emphasis of these five priorities is to improve the standard of care and to provide dignified and compassionate care.