Loneliness in dying can be a natural phase to go through. No one can really understand the impact a person has as they face their last weeks of life.
There is a difference in being lonely and being alone. I know people who want to be by themselves, quiet and readying themselves for the separation that comes at end of life. Then there are others that experience that emotion of loneliness and it can be a really sad time.
Entering in to the center of this emotion as a hospice nurse is one of the greatest privaleges I know. It feels intimate, unique, personal and is a way to give grace and mercy one more time!