End-of-life care in residential care homes: A retrospective study of the perspectives of family members using the VOICES questionnaire

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Background: In Europe, residential care homes (RCHs) are replacing hospitals as the place where death occurs, and they play an important role in end-of-life (EOL) care. Objective: The aim was to describe the quality of care during the last 3 months and last 3 days of life of those who died in RCHs as reported by family members. We also investigated whether there were differences in the EOL care of younger patients (


External organisations
  • Umeå University
  • Karolinska University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Nursing


  • Elderly, End of life, Family members, Palliative care, Quality of care, Residential care homes, VOICES questionnaire
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-84
JournalScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch