Will they let me die ? : perspectives of older Swiss adults on end-of-life issues

Castelli Dransart, Dolores Angela (Haute école de travail social HETS Fribourg, HES-SO) ; Maggiori, Christian (Haute école de travail social HETS Fribourg, HES-SO) ; Lapierre, Sylvie (Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Canada) ; Voélin, Sabine (Haute école de travail social HETS Genève, HES-SO)

This article contributes to scientific discussion with regard to the interplay of individual and social factors on end-of-life decisions. Semi-directed interviews (N ¼ 18) with people over 65 years highlighted two different but articulated fears in relation to end-of-life care: on one hand, older adults fear not being allowed to die and being subjected to therapeutic obstinacy; on the other, they fear not being cared for properly, due to their age and a lack of financial resources in the health and social care system. Recommendations are given to assist professionals in discussing these fears with the people concerned and their families.


Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Travail social
Branch:
Travail social
School:
HETS-FR
HETS - Genève
Institute:
CERES - Centre de recherche sociale
Département de Recherche appliquée et développement de la HETS-FR
Subject(s):
Travail social
Date:
2020-07
Pagination:
10 p.
Published in:
Death studies
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ISSN:
0748-1187
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