Dying at home is no guarantee of a good death

Dying at home is no guarantee of a good death, says a medical anthropologist who believes the concept is often “idealised”.

Many people have unrealistic expectations, says Dr Kristian Pollock. “There is little evidence to suggest that this familiar environment is synonymous with quality of end of life,” she writes in the BMJ.

She notes that a preference to die at home does not mean that place of death

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