Title: Ensuring patient choices about dignity and place of death are respected at the end of life
Date of publication: June 2010
Publication type: Web article
In a nutshell: This article examines how services must adapt in order that patients’ palliative care preferences are respected. Patient choice and dignity are priorities in providing high quality end of life care. The article further examines some of the dilemmas nurses may face in respecting patients’ preferences about place of care and death, and looks at how services may need to change in the future to meet the needs of the increasing ageing population.