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Only one in ten die without discomfort, study finds

People are less likely to be distressed or in pain if they die at home

Very old people are more likely to die comfortably in care homes or at home, rather than in hospitals, a nurse-led study suggests. Research by the University of Cambridge found the overwhelming majority of people aged 79-107 do not always receive effective treatment for symptoms such as distress, pain and depression at the end of life.

Nursing Older People. 29, 9,6-6. doi: 10.7748/nop.29.9.6.s2

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