Factors contributing to evaluation of a good death from the bereaved family member's perspective.

@article{Miyashita2008FactorsCT,
  title={Factors contributing to evaluation of a good death from the bereaved family member's perspective.},
  author={Mitsunori Miyashita and Tatsuya Morita and Kazuki Sato and Kei Hirai and Yasuo Shima and Yosuke Uchitomi},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={612-20}
}
BACKGROUND Although it is important to achieve a good death in Japan, there have been no studies to explore factors associated with a good death. The aim of this study was to explore factors contributing to a good death from the bereaved family members' perspectives, including patient and family demographics and medical variables. METHODS A cross-sectional anonymous questionnaire survey for bereaved family members of cancer patients who had died in a regional cancer center and a medical chart… CONTINUE READING