End-of-life

Kerry Sherman*, Christopher J. Kilby

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

End-of-life is a life stage characterized by deteriorating bodily and/or cognitive functioning associated with an approaching death of an individual of any age. End-of-life can last weeks to years and is associated with unique needs of the individual often requiring specialized or palliative care and advanced care planning to attempt to minimize physical suffering via medication and maximize well-being, autonomy, and meaning in life (Carr and Luth 2019).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of behavioral medicine
EditorsMarc D. Gellman
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages761-763
Number of pages3
Edition2nd
ISBN (Electronic)9783030399030
ISBN (Print)9783030399016
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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