Lived Experiences of Good Death in Cancer Patients
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Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013: Purpose: describe lived experience of good death in cancer patients Methods: qualitative research based on Heideggerian phenomenology Results: Three themes of good death as perceived by the patients emerged. The first was meanings of good death, which were divided into two categories. They were sleeping without pain and peaceful death without concern about anything. The second was preparing for good death, which were divided into two categories. They were self-preparing by acceptance death as nature of life and family preparing in acceptance the death and security after the death. The third was the need for having good death, which were divided into three categories. They were doing not attempt resuscitation, being with family in dying time, and dying at home. Conclusion: the study yield deep understanding of good death as perceived by the patients which were meaning of good death, preparing for good death and the nedd for having good death. It will be useful as fundamental knowledge for nurses in providing care for good death.