In recent medical literature several authors have expressed the views that many terminally ill patients are depressed or suicidal. Depressed patients may be irrational. In most cases, doctors miss the presence of depression and so do not realize these patients need special management. Since the very study involves feelings that too very strong feeling and depression, we felt it essential to model their problem using Fuzzy Cognitive Map (FCM). We have chosen 15 important attributes to study, some of the important ones are mentioned here as follows: constant fear or anxiety of death of terminally ill, physical suffering, mercy killing as a solution, right to die of terminally ill, counseling, loss of dignity and independence, religion as an escape, unconcern of doctors or nurses, 6 to 58% face depression, role of relatives, large doses of medicine which hastens death etc. These are taken as conceptual nodes of FCM. The connection matrix acts as the dynamical system and the hidden pattern of our study was obtained and we derived the following conclusions:
1. Over 90% of terminally ill patients longed for solace from religion. Religious people could reduce the percentage of depression and expressed that such facility was not available it was highly costly. A mediocre person had no reach and only very few hospitals had such facilities.
2. Very few sympathetic doctors showing concern for terminally ill were able to relieve depression and reassure peace temporarily.
3. Their inability to be free and dependence on others and loss of dignity was the major cause of depression more than physical pain.
4. From the doctors view, several of them felt that to give the patients a peaceful death and save them from the agony of pain they often had to administer large doses of medicine which brought the patients closer to death.