Journal article

'It all depends!': A qualitative study of preferences for place of care and place of death in terminally ill patients and their family caregivers

Katrin Gerber, Barbara Hayes, Christina Bryant

PALLIATIVE MEDICINE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: It is often suggested that terminally ill patients favour end-of-life care at home. Yet, it is unclear how these preferences are formed, if the process is similar for patients and family caregivers, and if there are discrepancies between preferences for place of care and place of death. Understanding these nuances is essential to support people in their decision-making and ultimately provide better care at the end-of-life. AIM: To gain an in-depth understanding of how terminally ill patients and their family caregivers make decisions about preferred place of care and place of death. DESIGN: Semi-structured interviews with patients and family caregivers, which were analysed themat..

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Author K.G. received PhD scholarship funding through the Australian Government Research Training Programme to undertake this study. The authors otherwise received no financial support for the research, authorship, and publication of this article.