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SAGE Palliative Medicine & Chronic Care

May 7, 2019

This episode features Katrin Gerber ( National Ageing Research Institute & Queensland University of Technology).
Research  suggests that people generally would like to receive their end of life care at home. This study aimed to examine the decision making process of how preferences are formed. This qualitative study involved interviews of 9 terminally patients and 8 family carers. The authors found that people's preferences for place of end of life care depended on various factors. Preferences changed with the demands of the situation and were affected by factors such as symptoms, carer capacity and prognosis. This paper further details that instead of only asking 'where do you want to die?' healthcare professionals could consider  asking 'why?' to further understand how preferences are formed and change.

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