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The 'safe death': An ethnographic study exploring the perspectives of rural palliative care patients and family caregivers

Rainsford, Suzanne; Phillips, Christine; Glasgow, Nicholas; MacLeod, Rod Duncan; Wiles, Robert


Background: In rural settings, relationships between place and self are often stronger than for urban residents, so one may expect that rural people would view dying at home as a major feature of the ‘good death’. Aim: To explore the concept of the ‘good death’ articulated by rural patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their family caregivers. Design: Ethnography, utilising open-ended interviews, observations and field-notes. Participants: In total, 12 rural (town and farm) patients with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Palliative Medicine
DOI: 10.1177/0269216318800613


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