Death and the Oldest Old: Attitudes and Preferences for End-of-Life Care - Qualitative Research within a Population-Based Cohort Study

Frances Fleming, Morag Farquhar, Carol Brayne & Stephen Barclay
Introduction: Increasing longevity means more people will be dying in very old age, but little is known about the preferences of the ‘oldest old’ regarding their care at the end of life. Aims: To understand very old people’s preferences regarding care towards the end of life and attitudes towards dying, to inform policy and practice. Methods: Qualitative data collection for n=42 population-based cohort study participants aged 95-101 (88% women, 42% in long-term-care): topic-guided interviews with...
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