Signs and Symptoms of Dying - Death Rattle - the end of this video has a recording of a dying person with a death rattle, may be comforting for loved ones to prepare themselves for what they may hear..
In palliative care, it's not just about fixing the problem. It's about giving the person a chance to tell their story and listening carefully to how the problem affects them personally. This vignette is VERY funny, and was probably designed to illustrate differences between men and women, but there are important lessons for us palliative care professionals here. Remember -- It's not about the nail.