Study on the Effect of End-of-Life Care

Shan GAO


Most people probably heard of people who “lost their will to live” or “died when they were prepared.” Such ideas are not only superstitions. Death involves an interaction of physiological, social, and psychological factors. Recently, more and more people do a research study on end-of life care. Besides, it has grown up to be a hot topic in China. This article is about end-of-life care and it is based on our country at a preliminary stage of the study of end-of-life care. So the article’s theme is to introduce the changing context of death and the death progress of the old, end-of-life care, hospice care and some influential factors about these. 


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