Source: BMC Medicine 2015, 13:235
Date of publication: October 2015
Publication type: Article
In a nutshell: This study aims to determine the association between place of death, health services used, and pain, feeling at peace, and grief intensity. The authors determined factors influencing death at home, and associations between place of death and pain, peace, and grief. Findings suggest that dying at home is better than hospital for peace and grief, but requires a discussion of preferences, GP home visits, and relatives to be given time off work.
Length of publication: 14 pages