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Preference for place of death in Germany.

Authors
  • Escobar Pinzon, Luis Carlos1
  • Claus, Matthias
  • Zepf, Kirsten Isabel
  • Letzel, Stephan
  • Fischbeck, Sabine
  • Weber, Martin
  • 1 Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. [email protected] , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of palliative medicine
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2011
Volume
14
Issue
10
Pages
1097–1103
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2011.0136
PMID: 22004148
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Because the availability of a relative was the most important factor to die in the preferred place, relatives of dying people should be supported in providing informal care. The introduction of palliative home care teams should allow more people to die in their preferred place by easing the burden of informal carers.

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