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What ‘a good death’ means for bereaved family carers
  1. Evangelia (Evie) Papavasiliou1,
  2. Angelos Bakogiannis2
  1. 1Division of Health Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
  2. 2College of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Evangelia (Evie) Papavasiliou, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Division of Health Research, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Furness College, Lancaster LA1 4YZ, UK; e.papavasiliou{at}

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Implications for practice and research

  • Care providers are not always aware of the complex ways in which they can shape end-of-life experience.

  • Beyond good medical and nursing support, social aspects of care shaped by care providers can have a long-lasting effect on bereaved carers.

  • The interpersonal impact care providers can have on bereaved carers, especially when considering that care provision is terminated after the patient's death, needs to be further and more systematically explored.


There is a growing body of evidence exploring end-of-life experience and the attributes of a ‘good death’ with general consensus being reached on the complexity of …

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