Thesis / Dissertation

A place to die: preferences for place of care and place of death in terminally-ill patients and their family caregivers

Katrin Gerber, Christina Bryant (ed.), Barbara HAYES (ed.)

Published : 2018

Abstract

Advances in healthcare, treatment and technology have profoundly altered the experience and place of dying. While caring for family members at home as they approached death was once the norm, the management of the dying has now become an increasingly complex medical science that often requires formal care in institutional settings. With these developments in mind, decisions regarding place of care and place of death have received considerable attention. Given the choice, the majority of people want to stay at home; however, the reality is that most die in hospitals. This thesis will explore the decision making concerning place of care and place of death in terminally ill patients and their f..

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