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Implications for practice and research
The paper has significant implications for policy and practice given the increasing mention of ‘dignity’ as a preferred outcome for healthcare, particularly within a palliative and end-of-life care context.
The findings point clearly to a need for future research to develop a more nuanced understanding of dignity which takes into account cultural differences in how the term is understood.
A key aim of palliative care is to provide patient-centred care that encompasses both the person at their end of life and those they are emotionally close to. In this frame the purpose of palliative care …
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