Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Scientists Have Identified 11 Indicators of a ‘Good Death’ | Motherboard

Published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the paper reviewed 32 qualitative and quantitative English-language studies that addressed various preferences for how to die, according to three groups of what the researchers called “stakeholders”: patients, family members (before or during bereavement), and health care providers. The scientists discovered that all three of these stakeholder groups believed that 11 distinct elements contributed to a person’s well-being at the end of their life. According to the study, the indicators were: “preferences for a specific dying process, pain-free status, religiosity/spirituality, emotional well-being, life completion, treatment preferences, dignity, family, quality of life, relationship with the health care provider, and ‘other.’”

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