Place of death: Correlations with quality of life of patients with cancer and predictors of bereaved caregivers' mental health Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Caregivers
  • Hospice Care
  • Neoplasms
  • Quality of Life

abstract

  • Patients with cancer who die in a hospital or ICU have worse QoL compared with those who die at home, and their bereaved caregivers are at increased risk for developing psychiatric illness. Interventions aimed at decreasing terminal hospitalizations or increasing hospice utilization may enhance patients' QoL at the EOL and minimize bereavement-related distress.

publication date

  • October 10, 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2988637

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2009.26.3863

PubMed ID

  • 20837950

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 4457

end page

  • 64

volume

  • 28

number

  • 29