Journal article

End-of-life care for older first-generation migrants: a scoping review.

Katrin Gerber, Emma Maharaj, Bianca Brijnath, Josefine Antoniades

BMJ Support Palliat Care | BMJ | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The unprecedented scale of contemporary migration across countries over the last decade means that ageing and dying occur in a more globalised, multicultural context. It is therefore essential to explore the end-of-life experiences of older people from migrant backgrounds. METHODS: A scoping review of peer-reviewed articles published in English from 2008 to 2018. Included studies addressed end-of-life preferences, attitudes, values and beliefs of first-generation international migrants who were at least 50 years of age. RESULTS: Fifteen studies met the inclusion criteria for this review, which addressed six key themes: (1) the reluctance among older migrants and their families to..

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