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1 People's Perception About Suffering at the End of Life People's Perception About Suffering at the End of Life Sofica Bistriceanu, MD, Ph-D student

2 Background: people must die in dignity. The end of life could be in suffering for a long time, affecting both patient and his/ her family. These elements modify the quality of life, finaly bad memories remaining over time.

3 Aim: to reveal people's perception about the end of life in suffering, how could they manage it.

4 Material/ Methods. A qualitative study was performed in author's office, this spring. The author used her Questionnaire ( Open ended Questions ) combined with Interview for 97 visitors who agreed to colaborate in this study; in this way their perceptions about these elements which could compose the end of lifewere explored. 95%CI was constructed for relevant proportions and their differences.

5 Results: -in their opinion the end of life in suffering could be solved by sustainable emotional support offered by family (51% ) as a form of respect for himself / herself; when necessary, a payment for these servicies at home to other qualified people is required (37,11% ); asylum (10,30%) or private specialised units ( 1,03 %) may be a solution.. Some of them ( 2,06% ) would prefer euthanasia.

6 - 36,08% have Bachelor's degree. - mean age in this group: - women: 53,11; men:54, ,70% are women. - 97,93% are married, - average age of marital status: 29,13 years.

7 Conclusion: The end of life in suffering usually affects family. If it is for long time, the annoyance of their members involved in care could be notified; some of them would prefer to pay other persons/ institutions for these services. Euthanasia is the expresion of mental activity's disaster.

8 Love, standard services at home at the end of life in suffering are preferable Anticipatory forms of payment made by yourself / your family for these possible medical conditions, must be taken into account.

9 New institutions could solve these problems which affects us, in order to maintain love over time, mental health and last but not least, to go away in peace.


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