Death & dying

Death & Dying

Death and dying can be stressful for dying people, their loved ones and care-givers. Psychologists can help. They can assess mood, mental functioning and pain; treat depression, anxiety and other mental health problems; provide end-of-life counseling to the dying and their families; and advocate for good medical care.

End of Life Issues and Care

Research on Death and Dying

  • Coping with the death of a co-worker

    Our co-workers are very much like extended family, so a co-worker's death can be particularly difficult to deal with. Know what to expect from the grieving process, what you can do to work through your feelings and how to get help.

  • End-of-Life Issues and Care

    Report on how people approach the end of their lives, and how they and their families commonly face tasks and decisions that include a broad array of choices.

  • Private loss visible

    Technological and cultural forces have made miscarriage more public — and may have inadvertently intensified related grief.

Getting Help


Related APA Publications

APA Offices and Programs

  • End of Life Issues and Care

    The APA Office on AIDS has compiled invaluable resources for individuals whom are dying, including: education and training, policy and advocacy, APA publications, and APA governance reports.