End of life care: A concept analysis

Hodan Ibrahim, Jessie Johnson, Fadi Khraim

Abstract


Background: End of life care is crucial to preserve a dying patient’s values and dignity. This type of care also works towards fulfilling any last wishes the dying person may have.

Aim: The aim of this paper is to analyze the concept of end of life care using Rodgers’ evolutionary method as a guide.

Methods: A systematic search of the literature was conducted in CINAHL, PsycINFO, and Medline databases. After reviewing the literature from 2006 to 2019, 14 articles were selected to be included in this analysis.

Results: The consequences of this concept include a good death, peaceful death, and dying with dignity.

Conclusions: This concept analysis provides attributes that could help to develop a standardized end of life care approach to patients who are dying.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijh.v7n2p1

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