Journal article

Preferences for place of care and place of death: What, how, when and who to ask?

Katrin Gerber, Barbara Hayes, Christina Bryant

PROGRESS IN PALLIATIVE CARE | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

As healthcare systems worldwide are confronted with increasing numbers of aging patients and those living with life-limiting illnesses, the topic of where people want to spend their last days has received considerable attention. However, the strategies that researchers and clinicians use to capture these end-of-life views vary greatly in four key questions. These include: what, how, when and who to ask about location preferences. We will argue that how researchers and clinicians choose to answer these questions directly influences their findings. Based on these considerations, we will highlight ways to improve future palliative care and empirical end-of-life studies by addressing the precisi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Author K.G. received PhD scholarship funding through the Australian Government Research Training Program to undertake this study. The authors otherwise received no financial support for the research, authorship, and publication of this article.