Although describing a “good death” is an existentially challenging exercise, most people, if asked to do so, would note the importance of the presence of friends and family, relief from distressing symptoms, time at home, completing life goals, and other values. Although these goals are likely shared quite widely, how they are prioritized, and how they relate to other goals, may vary among individuals and across cultures.1
Harhay MO, Halpern SD. End-of-Life Care Among Immigrants: Disparities or Differences in Preferences? JAMA. 2017;318(15):1448–1449. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13698
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