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Cancer

14 September 2010

Dying at home easier for all

Dying at home rather than the hospital results in higher quality-of-life scores at the end of life, and may be easier on the patients' caregivers, research suggests.

For people with advanced cancer, dying at home rather than the hospital results in higher quality-of-life scores at the end of life, and may be easier on the patients' caregivers as well.

"It's really important for people to articulate what they want. Dying at home may improve your own quality of life before death and it may improve your loved ones' grief after your death," she noted.

 

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