Thinking About the End of Life When It Is Near: A Comparison of German and Portuguese Centenarians.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_0F716D0BBAF0
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Thinking About the End of Life When It Is Near: A Comparison of German and Portuguese Centenarians.
Périodique
Research on aging
Auteur(s)
Boerner K., Jopp D.S., Kim K., Butt A., Ribeiro Ó., Araújo L., Rott C.
ISSN
1552-7573 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0164-0275
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
03/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
41
Numéro
3
Pages
265-285
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
This study examined how common thinking of and planning for the end of life (EOL) is among German and Portuguese centenarians, and whether patterns of EOL views are shaped by cultural and individual characteristics. A significant portion of centenarians in both countries reported not thinking about the EOL, not believing in the afterlife, and not having made EOL arrangements. Latent class analysis identified three EOL patterns: Class 1 (EOL thoughts with EOL arrangements and afterlife beliefs), Class 2 (EOL arrangements and afterlife beliefs without EOL thoughts), and Class 3 (Overall low endorsement of EOL items). The proportion of Portuguese centenarians was higher in Class 1 and of German centenarians higher in Classes 2 and 3. Centenarians' demographic, social, and health characteristics were significantly different across EOL patterns. As lack of EOL planning can result in poor EOL quality, enhancing communication among centenarians, family, and health-care professionals seems imperative.
Mots-clé
Advance Care Planning, Aged, 80 and over, Attitude to Death/ethnology, Female, Germany/ethnology, Humans, Male, Portugal/ethnology, Religion, Social Networking, Terminal Care/psychology, cultural context, death, end-of-life planning, very old adults
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
13/11/2018 17:24
Dernière modification de la notice
12/08/2020 6:22
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