Critical events in the dying process: the potential for physical and psychosocial suffering.

@article{Schroepfer2007CriticalEI,
  title={Critical events in the dying process: the potential for physical and psychosocial suffering.},
  author={Tracy A. Schroepfer},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={136-47}
}
BACKGROUND Understanding what aspects of the dying process motivate terminally ill individuals to consider hastening their death, can lead to improving end-of-life care. OBJECTIVE Advance knowledge regarding critical events within the dying process that have the potential to give rise to physical and psychosocial suffering such that an elder wishes for or considers a hastened death. DESIGN AND METHODS Face-to-face in-depth qualitative interviews conducted with 96 terminally ill elders, 15… CONTINUE READING
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