It is very common for the dying patient and their families to not talk about death. No one wants to diminish hope for the dying.
According to the attached article, "Family members worried that bringing up the subject (death) would destroy hope. Residents thought they should protect their families from thinking about their death".
Would you talk to your loved ones about dying and death?
Does it help the situation to avoid talking about death?
What are the pros of talking about death?
What are the cons of not talking about death?