A good death in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka : A qualitative study

An article from Media Watch, compiled and annotated by Barry R. Ashpole (Ontario, Canada). More reports can be found at IPCRC.NET

CEYLON JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, 2015;4(1):20-25. The main categories of [a] good death were having a good family relationship, having a good relationship with medical staff, not being aware of death, fighting against the disease, dying at ones favourite place, having faith, maintaining hope, maintaining dignity, freedom from pain, physical and psychological symptoms, not being a burden to others, and maintaining [a] sense of control. One main drawback of the study was the patients interviewed were mainly from a very low educational and socioeconomic level. Their views on a good death might not be the same as the general public in Ratnapura.

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