Dying people communicate their percipience of already deceased relatives, talk about beautiful places and “embarking on a journey”. In this context, professional publications often speak about the “deathbed phenomenon”, near-death paranormal manifestations, visions and perceptions. However, in contrast to normal dreams or visions, they are hyper-real experiences: death-bed phenomena seem more intense and real than actual reality. Only little is known about this phenomenon, which still lacks a clear definition. Its meaning with regard to any related perceptions of the dying people as well as to the experiences, understanding and possible support strategies of the caregivers yet need to be researched.This paper describes the findings retrieved from expert interviews which were conducted in different areas of palliative care.Death-bed phenomena can occur months or minutes, usually within the last 24 hours before the passing-away. Thereby, the dying process is characterised by peace, calm and love, thus alleviating fear of death. Nursing staff, however, often react with aversion towards the death-bed phenomenon, caused by insecurity. They find it difficult to deal appropriately with the patients concerned. The death-bed phenomenon can often be distinguished clearly from delirium.Conclusively, it can be stated that death-bed phenomena need to be considered as a possible and important part of the dying process. Dying people recognise their deep spiritual meaning and find comfort in this. Accordingly, caregivers require special training within the scope of their education programmes. Furthermore, regular exchange of information within teams is desirable.