Transition towards end of life in palliative care: an exploration of its meaning for advanced cancer patients in Europe.

@article{Larkin2007TransitionTE,
  title={Transition towards end of life in palliative care: an exploration of its meaning for advanced cancer patients in Europe.},
  author={Philip J. Larkin and Bernadette Dierckx de Casterl{\'e} and Paul T. Schotsmans},
  journal={Journal of palliative care},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={69-79}
}
Transition as a concept in healthcare has been explored, but there is limited empirical work which considers transition in the context of palliative care, specifically from the patient perspective. This article reports findings from a qualitative study designed to explore transition experiences of 100 advanced cancer patients in six European countries. Data were analyzed using the ATLAS.ti program. Findings suggest that transition is a confusing time of mixed messages, poor communication, and… CONTINUE READING

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