A Commentary

Where to Live While Dying

Published in: Gerontologist, v. 42, suppl. 3, Oct. 1, 2002, p. 68-70

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2002

by Joanne Lynn

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Authors commentary on care at the end of life. This sort of case is not among those most discussed; virtually all of the court cases, movies, and television shows that have anything to do with end-of-life care have focused on patients who are younger than 70 years, have a single fatal condition, have a loving family and good insurance, and otherwise are profoundly atypical. The calamity that faced typical elderly individuals at the end of life was simply that there was no place that was appropriate to live.

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