Journal article

Attitudes of surviving relatives to terminal care in South Australia.

M Wakefield, M Ashby

J Pain Symptom Manage | Published : 1993


To provide evidence concerning caregivers' perceptions and experiences of terminal care service delivery in South Australia for a State Parliamentary Select Committee on the Law and Practice Relating to Death and Dying, a structured interview was conducted with surviving caregivers 1 year or more after the death of a family member. One hundred caregivers of deceased patients from metropolitan Adelaide were identified from the South Australian Central Cancer Registry. The study included caregivers of patients who died at home (N = 18) or in a public hospital (N = 27), hospice (N = 22), private hospital (N = 19), or a nursing home (N = 14). Home-care services were rated as good to excellent in..

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