Dying Better At Home

September 14, 2010 Updated Sep 14, 2010 at 8:46 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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September 14, 2010 Updated Sep 14, 2010 at 8:46 PM EDT


When it comes to the end of life, a new study shows it's better for the dying to be at home.

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston found cancer patients who died in the hospital or the intensive care unit
experienced more physical and emotional distress and worse quality of life than those dying at home.

Experts say at home, under the care of hospice, there is a lot more attention and focus on addressing the patient's symptoms.

They say cancer patients dying in hospitals could be subject to
invasive and painful procedures.

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