A qualitative inquiry into the barriers and facilitators to achieving home death

Source: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care  [E-pub ahead of print]  doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001260

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell:  Multiple barriers and facilitators to achieving death at home were identified in this study. Of particular significance was the identification of the fear and stigma associated with death among doctors, patients and their families serving as a barrier to home death, not previously identified in the literature. Additionally, the importance of social networks and resource provision were highlighted as key in influencing patient death at home.

Length of publication: 1 page

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