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dc.titleGood end-of-life care: Perspectives of middle-aged and older Singaporeans
dc.contributor.authorMalhotra, C.
dc.contributor.authorChan, A.
dc.contributor.authorDo, Y.K.
dc.contributor.authorMalhotra, R.
dc.contributor.authorGoh, C.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-20T02:30:57Z
dc.date.available2014-05-20T02:30:57Z
dc.date.issued2012-08
dc.identifier.citationMalhotra, C., Chan, A., Do, Y.K., Malhotra, R., Goh, C. (2012-08). Good end-of-life care: Perspectives of middle-aged and older Singaporeans. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 44 (2) : 252-263. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2011.09.007
dc.identifier.issn08853924
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/53540
dc.description.abstractContext: Understanding preferences for end-of-life care is important for planning and improving services that provide such care. However, little is known about the perspective of Singaporeans regarding good end-of-life care. Objectives: To identify the key components of good end-of-life care as perceived by middle-aged and older Singaporeans (≥50 years). Methods: Nine focus groups were conducted with a total of 63 participants. Preferences regarding end-of-life care were discussed. Thematic analysis was conducted on the transcribed results of the focus groups. Results: Eight components of good end-of-life care were identified: 1) have physical comfort at the end of life, 2) avoid inappropriate prolongation of the dying process, 3) maintain sensitivity toward religious and spiritual beliefs, 4) avoid burden on the family, 5) avoid expensive care, 6) be cared for by a trustworthy doctor, 7) maintain control over care decisions, and 8) achieve a sense of completion. Conclusion: Eight components of good end-of-life care involving the person, family, and health services were identified among middle-aged and older Singaporeans. A focus on better management of pain, training of caregivers and doctors, shared decision making, and availability of affordable care may improve care at the end of life. © 2012 U.S. Cancer Pain Relief Committee. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2011.09.007
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectadvance care planning
dc.subjectcommunication
dc.subjectcost
dc.subjectend of life
dc.subjectOlder adults
dc.subjectpalliative care
dc.subjectplace of death
dc.subjectreligion
dc.typeReview
dc.contributor.departmentDUKE-NUS GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL S'PORE
dc.contributor.departmentINSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR & CELL BIOLOGY
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2011.09.007
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
dc.description.volume44
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page252-263
dc.description.codenJPSME
dc.identifier.isiut000308124900009
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