Review Article: End-of-Life Care for Old People: A Review of the Literature.

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The aim of this study was to make an inventory of various aspects of end-of-life care of the old people. An additional aim was to illuminate gaps in existing knowledge. A systematic literature review focusing on intervention studies was carried out. Three concepts were of special interest: end-of-life care, palliative care, and terminal care. The result encompassed 29 studies, and the articles were grouped together under 4 headings: education and support for close relatives, education and support for staff, education and support for patients, and articles dealing with care planning. The result highlights the need for further research regarding end-of-life care in geographical and cultural settings that differ from those in the USA, needs of old people (ie, 80+), preferences concerning end-of-life care, and the effect of adjusted and generalizable palliative care models.


  • Ingrid Bolmsjö
Externa organisationer
  • Malmö University

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Omvårdnad
Sidor (från-till)328-338
TidskriftThe American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Utgåva nummer4
StatusPublished - 2008
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa