End-of-life care across Southern Europe: a critical review of cultural similarities and differences between Italy, Spain and Portugal.

@article{Meaca2012EndoflifeCA,
  title={End-of-life care across Southern Europe: a critical review of cultural similarities and differences between Italy, Spain and Portugal.},
  author={Arantza Me{\~n}aca and Natalie Evans and Erin V. W. Andrew and Franco Toscani and Silvia Finetti and Xavier G{\'o}mez-Batiste and Irene J Higginson and Richard Harding and Robert Pool and Marjolein H Gysels},
  journal={Critical reviews in oncology/hematology},
  year={2012},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={387-401}
}
Evidence from a range of sources demonstrates that end-of-life (EoL) care practices and preferences vary across countries; culture is consistently one of the main explanations given for this. In order to understand how cultural factors are used to explain similarities and differences in EoL care between Spain, Italy and Portugal, database and hand searches were performed and cross-cutting core themes identified. Similarities included higher proportions of people who wished to die at home than… CONTINUE READING

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