In search of a good death: Observations of patients, families, and providers

  • Steinhauser K
  • Clipp E
  • McNeilly M
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Abstract

Describes the attributes of a good death as understood by patients, families, and providers. Comparison of the perspectives of different groups of persons who have experienced death in their personal or professional lives; Components of a good death identified by participants; Biomedical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of each component.

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Authors

  • Karen E. Steinhauser

  • Elizabeth C. Clipp

  • Maya McNeilly

  • Nicholas A. Christakis

  • Lauren M. McIntyre

  • James A. Tulsky

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