how do they regard their life?
Do they start "summing things up" and reflecting on what their life meant? Do they feel renewed appreciation and love for their loved ones? Is it just all, "I'm in a lot of pain, so leave me the #@$ alone"?
Do they appreciate the care and sacrifice that others are making? Are they embarassed at being in such a sorry state? Some of each?
I ask these kind of questions because even though I do my own research, I want to see the "human" side of the answers and wonder what other people's real life observations and experiences have been.