Society facing death and its implications for end-of-life care: a qualitative study with healthcare professionals (Research Project FFI2016-76927-P-AEI/FEDER, UE)
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Author/sGranero-Molina, José; Fernández-Férez, Alba; Fernández-Sola, Cayetano; Ruiz-Fernández, María Dolores; Jiménez-López, Francisca Rosa; [et al.]
Background/aims: End-of-life care is conditioned by the social opinion towards disease, suffering, death, and life. In Western countries, the process of dying is often considered a taboo; however, the debate around the topic has led to attempts to dignify end-of-life care (regulation of the right to palliative care, advanced directives). The objective of this study was to understand how social patterns about death influence end-of-life palliative care from the perspective of healthcare professionals. Methods: A qualitative study based on grounded theory was designed and carried out between 2017 and 2019. Forty-six professionals (6 doctors, 5 clinical psychologists and 35 nurses) took part in the study, selected through theoretical and convenience sampling. Four focus groups, with a total of 20 participants, and 17 in-depth interviews were conducted. The data were analysed following Grounded Theory procedure with the assistance of ATLAS.ti software (constant comparative analysis, open,...
Palliative Care and Medicine