What Makes a ‘Good Death,’ and How Patients and Family Members Think Differently about the End of Life

March 31, 2016

(Medical Daily) – Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine decided to take a more thorough approach, though, and found nearly a dozen core characteristics associated with dying well. The findings, published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, combine 32 published, peer-reviewed reports of studies defining a “good death.” The researchers focused on three groups: patients, family members, and health care providers.

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